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.
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
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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Sources

Release date

April 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

As of December 31, 2016

Supplementary notes

* Non-secure, privately operated.

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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