Year

Overview

Name of authority in charge of the prison service

Ministry of Justice

Total number of prisoners

9,100

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this number is the number obtained by the U.N. High Commission on Human Rights. It includes an estimated 6,500 in Ministry of Justice prisons at October 2017 and 2,600 held at Mitiga Airbase (Ministry of the Interior) at November 2017. Many more people are held in other prisons and by armed groups.

Incarceration rate (per 100,000 inhabitants)

139

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Prison density

142 %

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Total number of prison facilities

26

number of facilities under the control of the Ministry of Justice

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