Quick Answer: How Many Prisons Are Privately Owned??

Statistics from the U.S.

Department of Justice show that, as of 2013, there were 133,000 state and federal prisoners housed in privately owned prisons in the U.S., constituting 8.4% of the overall U.S.

prison population.

How many prisons are in the state of California?

As of January 18, 2017, CDCR housed about 129,000 adult inmates in the state’s prison system. Most of these inmates are housed in the state’s 35 prisons and 43 conservation camps. About 9,000 inmates are housed in either in-state or out-of-state contracted prisons.

How many private prisons are in the US in 2017?

Key Findings: Of the total U.S. prison population, one in 12 people (128,063) was incarcerated in private prisons in 2016; an increase of 47 percent since 2000. 26,249 people were also confined in privately-run immigration detention facilities in fiscal year 2017; a 442 percent increase since 2002.

How much do private prisons make per inmate?

Private prisons currently house approximately 22,660 federal inmates, according to the DOJ report, which translates to roughly 12 percent of the total inmate population. The Bureau of Prisons paid $639 million to private prisons in fiscal year 2014, averaging $22,159 per prisoner.

Who owns private prisons?

By 2016, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) along with GEO Group were running “more than 170 prisons and detention centres”.


Type Public
Traded as NYSE: CXW S&P 400 Component
Industry Private prisons
Founded Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. (1983)
Founder Thomas W. Beasley T. Don Hutto Robert Crants

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Which states have private prisons?

The states with highest shares of inmates in private prisons were New Mexico (42.2%) and Montana (40.4%). Texas alone housed 14,293 inmates in private prisons. Per IBISWorld, the private prison industry has been growing at a rate of about 1% per year since 2012.

How much does it cost to house an inmate in California?

It costs an average of about $81,000 per year to incarcerate an inmate in prison in California. Over three-quarters of these costs are for security and inmate health care. Since 2010-11, the average annual cost has increased by about $32,000 or about 58 percent.

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