Inmates held in custody in the U.S. in 2016, by type of correctional institution

Total number of inmates held in custody in state or federal prisons or in local jails in the United States in 2016, by type of institution

Inmates held in custody in the U.S. in 2016, 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 2016, by type of institution. In 2016, about 24,900 federal prisoners were held in privately operated facilities.
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Total number of inmates held in custody in state or federal prisons or in local jails in the United States in 2016, by type of institution

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Number of inmates
State facilities1,134,700
Local jails740,700
Federal facilities154,200
Privately operated state facilities94,200
Privately operated federal facilities24,900
Community correction centers*9,200
Number of inmates
State facilities1,134,700
Local jails740,700
Federal facilities154,200
Privately operated state facilities94,200
Privately operated federal facilities24,900
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 2016, by type of institution. In 2016, about 24,900 federal prisoners were held in privately operated facilities.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
As of December 31, 2016
Supplementary notes
* Non-secure, privately operated.
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