Dominican Republic

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Administration

Head of Prison: (Lic.) Tomas Holguin La Paz, Director General de Prisiones

Ministry Responsible: Procuraduria General de la Republica

Administration: Direccion General de Prisiones

Contact Information

Address: n/a

Telephone:  +1 809 533 3522

Fax: +1 809 535 5921 or 533 7909

Website: http://www.pgr.gob.do

Statistics

Total Prison Population: 26 305 at 29.8.2014 (national prison administration)

Prison Population Rate: 249 based on an estimated national population of 10.55 million at end of August 2014 (from United Nations figures)

Pre-trial detainees/ remand prisoners: 58.4% (29.8.2014)

Female Prisoners: 2.6% (29.8.2014)

Juveniles/minors/ young prisoners: 2.3% (25.8.2010 – minors)

Foreign Prisoners: 6.3% (29.8.2014)

Number of establishments/institutions: 37 (2013 – 19 traditional prisons, 17 model prisons (Correctional and Rehabilitation Centres), 1 prison for minors)

Official capacity of prison system: 14 656 (October 2013)

Occupancy level: 174.0% (October 2013)

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