The Jail System
Massachusetts has 19 jails in 14 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 Massachusetts correctional authorities was 9,120 located in 16 state prisons and held in the custody of local jails. The Massachusetts Department of Correction had a staff of -- employees and budget of $607 million.
The Community Corrections System
As of December 31, 2017, the Massachusetts community corrections population was 57,261 under probation and 1,878 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.