Illinois State Jails
Located in the eastern north-central area of the United States, Illinois ranks 24th in size throughout the 50 states, bounded by Lake Michigan and Indiana on the East, Kentucky on the South East and South, Missouri and Iowa on the West and by Wisconsin in the North, Illinois, the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America is the most populous state in the Midwest region with a population of 13 million; however with 65% of its residents concentrated in the Chicago metropolitan area, most of the state has either a rural or a small town character.
Throughout Illinois' 102 counties there are 91 jail facilities with a combined rated capacity of 22,972 inmates. The Department of Corrections conducts jail inspections and mandatory standards compliance.
Population in Jail:
Probation is part of each county's circuit courts with oversight by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. County probation agencies supervise 144,904 probationers. The Department of Corrections supervises 33,683 offenders who have been released from prison.
The crime rate in Illinois is about 6% lower than the national average rate. Property crimes account for around 84.8% of the crime rate in Illinois which is 9% lower than the national rate. The remaining 14.3% are violent crimes and are about 13% higher than other states.
Illinois has a rate 21% lower than than the national average of incarcerated adults per 100,000, whilst the average number of probationers per 100,000 people is 20% lower than the natinal rate.
Their average number of parolees per 100,000 people is 9% higher than than the national average rate.
In 2009 taxpayers paid 26% lower than the other states per inmate at a cost of $21,334.
Cook County, Illinois is home to The Cook County Jail, which is the largest single-site county jail in the United States - it houses almost 10,000 inmates at any given time and has a staff of almost 3,000 sworn law enforcement officers and civilian employees, resulting in a larger population than many Illinois towns.