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Mississippi 2019

The state flag of Mississippi
Year: 
2019

The Jail System

Mississippi has 89 jails in 82 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 14,340.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of  Mississippi correctional authorities was 19,417 located in 3 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails.  Mississippi operated facilities had a staff of 2,000 employees.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019, Mississippi community corrections population was 28,458 under probation and 10,432 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: 
636
Violent Crime Rate: 
278
Property Crime Rate: 
2,376
Probationers: 
1,249
Parolees: 
458

Populations

Prison Population: 
19,417
Jail Population: 
14,340
Parole Population: 
10,432
Probation Population: 
28,458

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
3 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
89

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 19,933
Employee Positions: 
2,000
Prison Budget: 
$334,800,000