Quick Statistics

MA DOC inmate quick statistics by gender.

Male Jurisdiction Population

Updated monthly (9/1/2022)

  • 5,977 total males in the jurisdiction population: 5,389 criminally sentenced, 17 pre-trial detainees, and 571 civil commitments 
  • Average age of inmate was 44 years old (youngest inmate was 18 years old and oldest inmate was 88 years old)
  • 97% were serving a sentence of more than three years 
  • 79% had a violent governing offense 
  • 284 were serving a governing mandatory drug sentence 

Updated annually (1/1/2022)

  • The 2017 three-year recidivism rate was 28% for the total male population 

Information Provided by Health Services Division (12/31/2021)

  • 39% were open mental health cases
  • 33% had a serious mental illness (SMI)
  • 30% were on psychotropic medication 

 

Female Jurisdiction Population

Updated monthly (9/1/2022)

  • 217 total females in the jurisdiction population: 174 criminally sentenced, 35 pre-trial detainees, and 8 civil commitments
  • Average age of inmate was 41 years old (youngest inmate was 22 years old and oldest inmate was 77 years old) 
  • 85% were serving a sentence of more than three years 
  • 72% had a violent governing offense 
  • 10 were serving a governing mandatory drug sentence

Updated annually (1/1/2022)

  • The 2017 three-year recidivism rate was 27% for the total female population 

Information Provided by Health Services Division (12/31/2021)

  • 83% were open mental health cases
  • 76% had a serious mental illness (SMI)
  • 69% were on psychotropic medication 

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