Head of Prison: Colonel Osmani Leyva Avila

Ministry Responsible: Ministry of the Interior

Administration: Direccion de Carceles y Prisiones

Contact Information

Address: Plaza de la Revolución, La Habana (Havana), Cuba

Telephone: +53 7 301566

Fax: n/a

Website: n/a


Total Prison Population: 57, 337 at May 2012 (El diario oficial Granma)

Prison Population Rate: 510 based on an estimated national population of 11.25 million at May 2012 (from United Nations figures)

Pre-trial detainees/ remand prisoners: n/a

Female Prisoners: n/a

Juveniles/minors/ young prisoners: n/a

Foreign Prisoners: n/a

Number of establishments/institutions: 200 (June 2013 – 5 maximum security prisons, 195 other penitentiary institutions)

Official capacity of prison system: n/a

Occupancy level: n/a

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