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West Virginia 2018

Year: 
2018

The Jail System

West Virginia has 11 jails in 55 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 West Virginia correctional authorities was 6,775 located in 13 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a staff of 2,500 employees and budget of $184 million.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2018, West Virginia's community corrections population under probation was 6,593 and parole was 4,287.

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: 
376
Violent Crime Rate: 
290
Property Crime Rate: 
1,485
Probationers: 
458
Parolees: 
298

Populations

Prison Population: 
6,775
Parole Population: 
4,287
Probation Population: 
6,593

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
13 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
11

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 25,879
Employee Positions: 
2,500
Prison Budget: 
$ 184,206,166