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Minnesota 2017

Year: 
2017

The Jail System

Minnesota has 82 jails in 87 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 Minnesota correctional authorities was 10,554 located in 10 state prisons and held in local jails.  The Minnesota Department of Corrections had a staff of 4,363 employees and budget of $585 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the Minnesota community corrections population was 105,420 under probation and 7064 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: 
191
Violent Crime Rate: 
238
Property Crime Rate: 
2,191

Populations

Prison Population: 
10,554
Parole Population: 
7,064
Probation Population: 
105,420

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
10 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
82

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 40,569
Employee Positions: 
4,363
Prison Budget: 
$ 585,142,000