Prison Facts

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Updated Saturday, 26 January 2013

Inmate Population
Total population: 217,897
Total sentenced population: 199,500
Inmates in BOP facilities: 176,120
Inmates in privately-managed secure facilities”1″: 29,128
Inmates in other contract facilities”2″: 12,649

“1″ Includes inmates housed in privately-managed secure facilities under contract with the BOP or with a state or local government that has an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the BOP.
“2″ Includes inmates housed in community corrections centers, home confinement, jail/short-term detention, contract juveniles, and long-term boarders.

Inmate Breakdown

Inmates By Security Level
Minimum: 17.0 %
Low: 39.2 %
Medium: 28.3 %
High: 11.3 %
Unclassified (not yet assigned): 4.0 %

Inmates By Gender
Male: 203,790 (93.5 %)
Female: 14,107 (6.5 %)

Inmates By Race
White: 129,682 (59.5 %)
Black: 80,811 (37.1 %)
Native American: 3,996 (1.8 %)
Asian: 3,408 (1.6 %)

Ethnicity
Hispanic: 76,190 (35.0 %)

Inmate Age
Average Inmate Age: 39

Citizenship
United States: 160,194 (73.5 %)
Mexico: 39,904 (18.3 %)
Colombia: 2,283 (1.0 %)
Cuba: 1,582 (0.7 %)
Dominican Republic: 2,292 (1.1 %)
Other/Unknown: 11,642 (5.3 %)

Sentence Imposed

Less than 1 year: 4,658 (2.3 %)
1-3 years: 24,262 (12.0 %)
3-5 years: 29,080 (14.3 %)
5-10 years: 58,584 (28.9 %)
10-15 years: 41,175 (20.3 %)
15-20 years: 18,718 (9.2 %)

More than 20 years: 20,108 (9.9 %)
Life: 6,197 (3.1 %)
Death: 56

* Data is only calculated for cases where sentencing information is available.

Types of Offenses

Drug Offenses: 90,394 (47.4 %)
Weapons, Explosives, Arson: 30,714 (16.1 %)
Immigration: 22,913 (12.0 %)
Robbery: 7,956 (4.2 %)
Burglary, Larceny, Property Offenses: 7,518 (3.9 %)
Extortion, Fraud, Bribery: 10,835 (5.7 %)
Homicide, Aggravated Assault, and Kidnapping Offenses: 5,661 (3.0 %)
Miscellaneous: 1,562 (0.8 %)
Sex Offenses: 11,229 (5.9 %)
Banking and Insurance, Counterfeit, Embezzlement: 835 (0.4 %)
Courts or Corrections: 615 (0.3 %)
Continuing Criminal Enterprise: 494 (0.3 %)
National Security: 83 (0.0 %)

* Data calculated for those with offense-specific information available.

Staff Breakdown

Staff By Race/Ethnicity
White (Non-Hispanic): 24,644 (63.7 %)
African American: 8,197 (21.2 %)
Hispanic: 4,442 (11.5 %)
Asian: 835 (2.2 %)
Native American: 534 (1.4 %)
Other: 12

Staff By Gender
Male: 28,096 (72.7 %)
Female: 10,567 (27.3 %)

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