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Iowa 2019

Year: 
2019

The Jail System

Iowa has 96 jails in 99 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 5,070.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of  Iowa correctional authorities was 9,260 located in 9 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails.  Iowa operated facilities had a staff of 2,574 employees and a budget of $294,962,071.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019, Iowa community corrections population was 20,256 under probation and 7,035 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: 
293
Violent Crime Rate: 
267
Property Crime Rate: 
1,734
Probationers: 
833
Parolees: 
289

Populations

Prison Population: 
9,260
Jail Population: 
5,070
Parole Population: 
7,035
Probation Population: 
20,256

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
9 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
96

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 32,890
Employee Positions: 
2,574
Prison Budget: 
$294,962,071