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.
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.