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Tennessee 2017

Year: 
2017

The Jail System

Tennessee has 112 jails in 95 counties. The jail population in 2017 is unavailable.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2017, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of Tennessee correctional authorities was 29,037 located in 11 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails.  State operated facilities had a staff of 6,500 employees and budget of $975 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, Tennessee's community corrections population was 58,450 under probation and 11,778 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: 
429
Violent Crime Rate: 
652
Property Crime Rate: 
2,941

Populations

Prison Population: 
29,037
Parole Population: 
11,778
Probation Population: 
58,450

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
10 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
112

Prisons

Employee Positions: 
6,500
Prison Budget: 
$ 975,506,000