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Louisiana Corrections System

The Jail System:

Louisiana has 111 jails in 64 parishes. The jail population in 2019 was 32,730.

The Prison System:

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of the State of Louisiana correctional authorities was 31,609 located in 9 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. Louisiana operated facilities had a staff of 4,779 employees and a budget of $734,795,732.

The Community Corrections System:

As of December 31, 2019, Louisiana community corrections population was 33,741 under probation and 28,283 under parole.

*statistics from the National Institute of Corrections 

Where Louisiana Stands in 2021