Number of prisoners under federal or state jurisdiction in the U.S. in 2015, by state

Number of prisoners in the U.S. 2015, by state This statistic shows the number of prisoners in the United States at the end of 2015, by state. As of December 2015, there were total 30,810 prisoners in the state of Alabama.
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Number of prisoners
Texas163,909
California129,593
Florida101,424
Ohio52,233
Georgia52,193
New York51,727
Pennsylvania49,858
Illinois46,240
Arizona42,719
Michigan42,628
Virginia38,403
North Carolina36,617
Louisiana36,377
Missouri32,330
Alabama30,810
Oklahoma28,547
Tennessee28,172
Indiana27,355
Wisconsin22,975
Kentucky21,701
South Carolina20,929
Maryland20,764
New Jersey20,489
Colorado20,168
Mississippi18,911
Washington18,284
Arkansas17,707
Connecticut*15,816
Oregon15,245
Nevada13,071
Minnesota10,798
Massachusetts9,922
Kansas9,857
Iowa8,849
Idaho8,052
New Mexico7,169
West Virginia7,118
Delaware*6,654
Utah6,492
Hawaii*5,879
Nebraska5,372
Alaska*5,338
Montana3,685
South Dakota 3,564
Rhode Island*3,248
New Hampshire2,897
Wyoming2,424
Maine2,279
North Dakota1,795
Vermont*1,750
Number of prisoners
Texas163,909
California129,593
Florida101,424
Ohio52,233
Georgia52,193
New York51,727
Pennsylvania49,858
Illinois46,240
Arizona42,719
Michigan42,628
Virginia38,403
North Carolina36,617
Louisiana36,377
Missouri32,330
Alabama30,810
Oklahoma28,547
Tennessee28,172
Indiana27,355
Wisconsin22,975
Kentucky21,701
South Carolina20,929
Maryland20,764
New Jersey20,489
Colorado20,168
Mississippi18,911
Washington18,284
Arkansas17,707
Connecticut*15,816
Oregon15,245
Nevada13,071
Minnesota10,798
Massachusetts9,922
Kansas9,857
Iowa8,849
Idaho8,052
New Mexico7,169
West Virginia7,118
Delaware*6,654
Utah6,492
Hawaii*5,879
Nebraska5,372
Alaska*5,338
Montana3,685
South Dakota 3,564
Rhode Island*3,248
New Hampshire2,897
Wyoming2,424
Maine2,279
North Dakota1,795
Vermont*1,750

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This statistic shows the number of prisoners in the United States at the end of 2015, by state. As of December 2015, there were total 30,810 prisoners in the state of Alabama.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015
Supplementary notes
* Data include both total jail and prison population. Prisons and jails form one integrated system.
There is no data available for the District of Columbia.
State of Nevada, and Oregon did not submit National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) Program data in time. Data includes imputed counts for the three jurisdictions that did not submit National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) data in time to be included in the report.

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