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Washington 2019

Year: 
2019

The Jail System

Washington has 59 jails in 39 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 1,060.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of Washington correctional authorities was 19,261 located in 12 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a staff of 8,956 employees and a budget of $2,340,157,000.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019, Washington's community corrections population was 81,095 under probation and 13,056 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: 
250
Violent Crime Rate: 
293
Property Crime Rate: 
2,681
Probationers: 
1,353
Parolees: 
218

Populations

Prison Population: 
19,261
Jail Population: 
12,060
Parole Population: 
13,056
Probation Population: 
81,095

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
12 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
59

Prisons

Employee Positions: 
8,956
Prison Budget: 
$2,340,157,000