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Maryland 2017


The Jail System

Maryland has 30 jails in 24 counties.  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 Maryland correctional authorities was 20,009 located in 17 state prisons and held in the custody of private prisons or local jails.  The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Recruitment had a staff of 6,703 employees and budget of $793 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the Maryland community corrections population was 74,118 under probation and 7,085 under parole.


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: 
Violent Crime Rate: 
Property Crime Rate: 


Prison Population: 
Parole Population: 
Probation Population: 


Number of State Prison Facilities: 
17 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 


Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 38,383
Employee Positions: 
Prison Budget: 
$ 793,000,000