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Colorado 2018

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Year: 
2018

The Jail System

Colorado has 61 jails in 64 counties. The jail population in 2018 is unavailable.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2018, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of  Colorado correctional authorities was 20,372 located in 20 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails.  State operated facilities had a staff of 6,229 employees and budget of $922 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2018, Colorado community corrections population was 80,537 under probation and 10,759 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 2018 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: 
353
Violent Crime Rate: 
397
Property Crime Rate: 
2,672
Probationers: 
1,801
Parolees: 
241

Populations

Prison Population: 
20,372
Parole Population: 
10,759
Probation Population: 
80,537

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
20 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
61

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 38,146
Employee Positions: 
6,229
Prison Budget: 
$ 922,014,329