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Massachusetts 2018

Year: 
2018

The Jail System

Massachusetts has 19 jails in 14 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  Massachusetts correctional authorities was 8,692 located in 16 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails.    State operated facilities had a staff of 4,668 employees and a budget of $668 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2018, Massachusetts' community corrections population was 52,228 under probation 1,441 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: 
145
Violent Crime Rate: 
338
Property Crime Rate: 
1,263
Probationers: 
940
Parolees: 
26

Populations

Prison Population: 
8,692
Parole Population: 
1,441
Probation Population: 
52,228

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
16 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
19

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 79,892
Employee Positions: 
4,668
Prison Budget: 
$ 668,966,719