Capital city — Brussels
Incarceration rate (per 100,000 inhabit…
Type of government
Human Development Indexi2016/ UNDP
Name of authority in charge of the pris…
Total number of prisoners
Average length of imprisonment (in mont…i2014/ SPACE
Total number of prison facilitiesi2016
An NPM has been established
Number and percentage of female prisone…
Death penalty is abolished
Implement special restrictions for prison guard labor action. For example, prison services providers should not legally be allowed to strike.
Transfer all inmates guilty by reason of insanity to specialist institutions run by the Ministry of Health.
Move all prison health services from the Ministry of Justice to the Ministry of Health.
Bring into force of all the provisions of the 12th January 2005 Penitentiary Statute.
Pursue a prison policy with focus on rehabilitation and crime reduction.
Evaluate the costs and effectiveness of public-private prisonpartnerships