Texas (2014) has a rate about 49% higher than the national average of incarcerated (in prison) adults per 100,000. In 2014 there were 659,000 individuals caught up in our Texas Criminal Justice System. (Don't forget their families!)

The Jail System

Texas has 321 jail and adult detention facilities, with a population of 66,210 inmates.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2014, the Texas prison population was 166,043. The TDCJ's annual budget was over $3.1 billion. In 2012 it cost the citizens of Texas $21,379 per year for each individual locked up in our Texas prison system.

The Community Corrections System

Texas (2014) has a rate about 106% higher than the national average number of parolees per 100,000 people. As of August 31, 2014, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice supervised 113,898 parolees, and 391,479 offenders were under community supervision (formerly called probation).


For more information: http://nicic.gov/statestats/?st=tx