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State Correction Agencies in the United States!

Mar 1st, 2021
state correction agencies in the united states

US Correction Agencies

There are 51 state correction agencies in the United States – all of which are described in the table below.

There are approximately 2.3 million inmates on any day – giving the United States the largest inmate population in the world. This well-quoted statistic comes from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the statistical wing of the US Department of Justice. When broken down, the US has 1.3 state prisoners, over 200,000 federal prisoners, and over 750,000 local jail detainees.

Of course, this only covers the adult population. There is also a significant juvenile incarceration rate, too. It is estimated that between 80,000 to 85,000 juvenile prisoners are in detention facilities throughout the country. Furthermore, an additional 400,000 people are kept at US immigration detention before being deported to their home country.

Given the enormity of the prison population, it is unsurprising that corrections officers are always in demand. Currently, there are over 423,000 correctional officers working in federal, state, and local prison systems (contrasting with 700,000 police officers). This statistic is expected to grow in the coming years – creating new opportunities for many people hoping to pass the correctional officer exam and make it through to this demanding career.

State Correction Agencies in the United States

Below we have put together the state correction agency, its current headquarters, as well as the estimated number of inmates, as of 2022.

State Correction AgencyHeadquartersInmates
Alabama Department of Corrections301 Ripley St, Montgomery22,066
Alaska Department of CorrectionsRobert B. Atwood Building, 550 W 7th Ave, Anchorage2,082
Arizona Department of Corrections1601 W Jefferson St, Phoenix41794
Arkansas Department of Corrections6814 Princeton Pike, White Hall16,070
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation1515 S St #101n, Sacramento115,000
Colorado Department of Corrections1250 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs19,579
Connecticut Department of Corrections24 Wolcott Hill Rd, Wethersfield9,947
Delaware Department of Corrections245 McKee Rd, Dover3,768
District of Columbia Department of Corrections2000 14th St NW, Washington8,300
Florida Department of Corrections501 S Calhoun St, Tallahassee95,622
Georgia Department of CorrectionsHardin Library, 300 Patrol Rd 2nd Floor, Forsyth49,488
Hawaii Department of Corrections919 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu3,482
Idaho Department of Corrections1299 N Orchard St, Boise7,582
Illinois Department of Corrections 1301 Concordia Ct, Springfield39,878
Indiana Department of Corrections302 W Washington St e334, Indianapolis30,347
Iowa Department of Corrections510 E 12th St, Des Moines9,438
Kansas Department of Corrections714 SW Jackson St #300, Topeka9,943
Kentucky Department of Corrections275 E Main St, Frankfort24,071
Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections504 Mayflower St, Baton Rouge13,673
Maine Department of CorrectionsState House Station, 25 Tyson Dr #111, Augusta2,378
Maryland Department of Public Safety and  Correctional Services6776 Reisterstown Rd #309, Baltimore18,031
Massachusetts Department of Corrections50 Maple St, Milford13,405
Michigan Department of Corrections206 E Michigan Ave, Lansing1,958
Minnesota Department of Corrections619 Beltrami Ave NW #200, Bemidji9,068
Mississippi Department of Corrections301 N Lamar St, Jackson14,022
Missouri Department of Corrections3151 Litton Rd, Chillicothe32,564
Montana Department of Corrections5 S Last Chance Gulch St, Helena3,140
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services801 W Prospector PI, Lincoln5,317
Nevada Department of Corrections5500 Snyder Ave, Carson City13,695
New Hampshire Department of Corrections126 Lowell St, Manchester2,441
New Jersey Department of Corrections1300 Stuyvesant Ave, Trenton19,041
New Mexico Corrections Department4337 NM-14, Santa Fe7,127
New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision1220 Washington Ave #9, Albany47,361
North Carolina Department of Public Safety 512 N Salisbury St, Raleigh35,166
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation3100 Railroad Ave, Bismarck1,551
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction16149 OH-104, Chillicothe44,600
Oklahoma Department of Corrections3400 N Martin Luther King Ave, Oklahoma City27,262
Oregon Department of Corrections2575 Centre  St NE, Salem14,836
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections1920 Technology Pkwy, Mechanicsburg48,881
Rhode Island Department of Corrections40 Howard Ave, Cranston1,810
South Carolina Department of Corrections4444 Broad River Rd, Columbia18,593
South Dakota Department of Corrections2001 9th Ave SW #400, Watertown3,856
Tennessee Department of Correction500 Deaderick St, Nashville20,965
Texas Department of Criminal Justice400 Darrington Rd, Rosharon134,152
Utah Department of Corrections14717 Minuteman Dr, Draper4,841
Vermont Department of Corrections426 Industrial Ave, Williston1,229
Virginia Department of Corrections6900 Atmore Dr, Richmond37,813
Washington State Department of Corrections7345 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater17,467
West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation1409 Greenbrier St, Charleston6,775
Wisconsin Department of Corrections3099 E Washington Ave, Madison23,844
Wyoming Department of Corrections1934 Wyott Dr #100, Cheyenne2,553

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