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Colorado 2019

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Year: 
2019

The Jail System

Colorado has 61 jails in 64 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 13,810.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of  Colorado correctional authorities was 19,785 located in 20 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails.  Colorado operated facilities had a staff of 6,279 employees and a budget of $988,046,445.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019, Colorado community corrections population was 82,677 under probation and 11,155 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: 
341
Violent Crime Rate: 
381
Property Crime Rate: 
2,591
Probationers: 
1,823
Parolees: 
246

Populations

Prison Population: 
19,785
Jail Population: 
13,810
Parole Population: 
11,155
Probation Population: 
82,677

Facilities

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

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 37,788
Employee Positions: 
6,279
Prison Budget: 
$988,046,445