Total number of inmates held in custody in state or federal prisons or in local jails in the United States in 2015, by type of institution

Inmates held in custody in the U.S. in 2015, by type of correctional institution This statistic shows the total number of inmates held in custody in state or federal prisons or in local jails in the United States in 2015, by type of institution. In 2015, about 26,000 federal prisoners were held in privately operated facilities.
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Number of inmates
State facilities1,153,100
Local jails728,200
Federal facilities160,700
Privately operated state facilities91,300
Privately operated federal facilities26,000
Community correction centers*9,200
Number of inmates
State facilities1,153,100
Local jails728,200
Federal facilities160,700
Privately operated state facilities91,300
Privately operated federal facilities26,000
Community correction centers*9,200
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This statistic shows the total number of inmates held in custody in state or federal prisons or in local jails in the United States in 2015, by type of institution. In 2015, about 26,000 federal prisoners were held in privately operated facilities.
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December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
As of December 31, 2015
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* Non-secure, privately operated.

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