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Juveniles in Corrections
Custody Data (1997-Present)
Q: How do States vary in their use of private facilities?
A: Although nationally nearly one-third of juvenile offenders were held in privately operated facilities, the use of private facilities varies substantially by State.

States' use of private facilities, 2010

State of offense
  Percent of juvenile offenders held in  
Public Facilities Private Facilities

U.S. total 69 % 31 %
Alabama 51   49  
Alaska 81   19  
Arizona 89   12  
Arkansas 37   63  
California 91   9  

Colorado 61   39  
Connecticut 56   44  
Delaware 80   20  
District of Columbia 65   37  
Florida 36   64  

Georgia 81   19  
Hawaii 95   8  
Idaho 91   9  
Illinois 89   11  
Indiana 69   31  

Iowa 32   68  
Kansas 77   23  
Kentucky 90   10  
Louisiana 73   27  
Maine 97   3  

Maryland 77   23  
Massachusetts 43   57  
Michigan 54   46  
Minnesota 66   34  
Mississippi 89   11  

Missouri 97   3  
Montana 75   25  
Nebraska 54   46  
Nevada 94   6  
New Hampshire 51   49  

New Jersey 97   3  
New Mexico 82   18  
New York 45   55  
North Carolina 71   29  
North Dakota 46   54  

Ohio 93   7  
Oklahoma 74   26  
Oregon 82   18  
Pennsylvania 24   76  
Rhode Island 40   60  

South Carolina 67   33  
South Dakota 49   51  
Tennessee 79   21  
Texas 92   8  
Utah 55   45  

Vermont *45   *55  
Virginia 100   0  
Washington 98   2  
West Virginia 62   38  
Wisconsin 61   39  
Wyoming 42   59  

-- Too few juveniles (fewer than 20) to calculate a reliable percentage.
* Percent based on a small denominator (fewer than 100 but at least 20 in the denominator).

Notes: U.S. total excludes youth in tribal facilities but includes 2,567 juvenile offenders for whom State of offense was not reported (most of these youth are in private facilities). U.S. total includes a small number of offenders (1) who committed their offense in a U.S. Territory.

To protect the confidentiality of juvenile residents all published state data from the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) are rounded to the nearest multiple of three. Each state cell is rounded independently, without consideration as to row or column totals. As a result, in many tables, the internal cells do not add to the marginal totals. Rates and percentages presented from CJRP are also based on rounded totals. More information on this rounding rule is available on the EZACJRP Web site.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08603.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on September 24, 2013.

Data Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement 2010 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: OJJDP.

 

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