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West Virginia 2019

Year: 
2019

The Jail System

West Virginia has 11 jails in 55 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 5,110.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of West Virginia correctional authorities was 6,800 located in 13 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a staff of 4,100 employees and a budget of $‭210,815,583.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019, West Virginia's community corrections population was 6,454 under probation and 4,718 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: 
381
Violent Crime Rate: 
316
Property Crime Rate: 
1,583
Probationers: 
452
Parolees: 
330

Populations

Prison Population: 
6,800
Jail Population: 
5,110
Parole Population: 
4,718
Probation Population: 
6,454

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
13 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
11

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 30,866
Employee Positions: 
4,100
Prison Budget: 
$210,815,583