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Louisiana 2017

Year: 
2017

The Jail System

Louisiana has 111 jails in 64 parishes. The total jail population in 2017 is unavailable.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2017, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of State of Louisiana correctional authorities was 33,739 located in 9 state prisons and held in the custody of private prisons or local jails.  The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Correction had a staff of 4,709 employees and budget of $734,455,107.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the Louisiana community corrections population was 34,261 under probation and 27,648 under parole.

Methodology

The National Institute of Corrections depends on publicly available information to provide the information on this page.

The statistics for budgets, employee positions, and state prison facilities data comes from state departments of corrections (DOCs), other state reports and state agencies. If data is missing for a state, then we were unable to find that information.

The data on prison population and incarcerate rate come from the Prisoner in 2017 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). That report includes the count of prisoners in the unified systems of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Violent and property crime rates are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

The number of counties per state comes from the United States Census Bureau.

Current jail population by state is unavailable. The most recent census was conducted by BJS in 2014.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
719
Violent Crime Rate: 
557
Property Crime Rate: 
3,367

Populations

Prison Population: 
33,739
Parole Population: 
27,648
Probation Population: 
34,261

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
9 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
111

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 21,848
Employee Positions: 
4,709
Prison Budget: 
$ 734,455,107