Year
Contributor(s)Prison Insider and Human rights organisation BDHH

Overview

Incarceration rate (per 100,000 inhabitants)

104

i
2015
/ MINUSTAH

Total number of prisoners

11,164

i
2015
/ MINUSTAH

Prison density

804 %

i
2015
/ MINUSTAH

The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), recorded an alarming occupation rate of 804% on the 2nd of July 2015. This figure is based on the imposed International Norm of 4.5m² per person. Data as published by the State authority (450%), is based on a norm of 2.5 m² per prisoner and as such, differs from the above given figure. These data were calculated based on the number of bed spaces available and not based on the surface area, and therefore, do not comply with the minimum international requirements.

Name of authority in charge of the prison service

Ministry of Justice and Public Security

Total number of prison facilities

17

  • 5 under construction
i
2016
/ MINUSTAH