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Georgia 2019

Year: 
2019

The Jail System
Georgia has 183 jails in 159 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 45,340.

The Prison System
As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of  Georgia correctional authorities was 54,113 located in 34 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails.  Georgia operated facilities had a staff of 9,169 employees and a budget of $1,205,012,739.

The Community Corrections System
As of December 31, 2019, Georgia community corrections population was 411,768 under probation and 19,256 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 (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 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: 
507
Violent Crime Rate: 
341
Property Crime Rate: 
2,376
Probationers: 
5,042
Parolees: 
236

Populations

Prison Population: 
54,113
Jail Population: 
45,340
Parole Population: 
19,256
Probation Population: 
411,768

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
34 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
183

Prisons

Employee Positions: 
9,169
Prison Budget: 
$1,205,012,739