According to Wikipedia , incarceration in the United States is one of the main forms of punishment and rehabilitation for the commission of a felony and other offenses. The United States has the largest prison population in the world and the highest per-capita incarceration rate.
There are 655 people incarcerated per 100,000 population in the United States. This is the US incarceration rate for adults or people tried as adults.
There are more than 18,000 prisons, jails, and facilities in the United States of American. We have categorized them below according to state and prison type wise. Please scroll down to find your list.
There are total of 15 types of prisons, jails and facilities in the United States.
Following is a complete list and number of prisons/jails/facilities in that type. Click on any prison, jail, or facility type for its further details.