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Massachusetts 2019

Year: 
2019

The Jail System

Massachusetts has 19 jails in 14 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 9,380.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of Massachusetts correctional authorities was 8,205 located in 16 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. Massachusetts operated facilities with a budget of $689,034,581.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019, Massachusetts community corrections population was 51,338 under probation and 1,348 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: 
133
Violent Crime Rate: 
328
Property Crime Rate: 
1,180
Probationers: 
925
Parolees: 
24

Populations

Prison Population: 
8,205
Jail Population: 
9,380
Parole Population: 
1,348
Probation Population: 
51,338

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
16 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
19

Prisons

Prison Budget: 
$689,034,581