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Alabama 2019

Year: 
2019

The Jail System

Alabama has 132 jails in 67 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 16,520.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of  Alabama correctional authorities was 26,841 located in 15 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails.  State operated facilities had a budget of $514,969,010.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019,  Alabama community corrections population was 55,349 under probation and 9,296 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 come from state departments of corrections, 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 2019 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The 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.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
419
Violent Crime Rate: 
511
Property Crime Rate: 
2,674
Probationers: 
1,447
Parolees: 
243

Populations

Prison Population: 
26,841
Jail Population: 
16,520
Parole Population: 
9,296
Probation Population: 
55,349

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
15 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
132

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 23,360
Prison Budget: 
$514,969,010