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Arkansas 2019

Year: 
2019

The Jail System

Arkansas has 75 jails in 75 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 9,460.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of  Arkansas correctional authorities was 17,713 located in 20 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails.  Arkansas operated facilities had a staff of 4,619 employees and a budget of $354,107,530.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019, Arkansas community corrections population was 39,268 under probation and 25,034 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: 
586
Violent Crime Rate: 
585
Property Crime Rate: 
2,858
Probationers: 
1,690
Parolees: 
1,078

Populations

Prison Population: 
17,713
Jail Population: 
9,460
Parole Population: 
25,034
Probation Population: 
39,268

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
20 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
75

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 23,062
Employee Positions: 
4,619
Prison Budget: 
$354,107,530