Guyana

Guyana

Administration

Head of Prison: Mr. Welton Trotz, Director of Prisons

Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Home Affairs

Administration: Guyana Prison Service

Contact Information

Prisons Headquarters, 46 Brickdam, Stabroek, Georgetown, Guyana

Telephone: +1 592 225 6003

Email: [email protected]

Statistics

Total Prison Population: 1998 at 31.12.2013 (via United Nations survey)

Prison Population Rate: 264 based on an estimated national population of 757,500 at end of 2013 (from United Nations figures)

Pre-trial detainees/ remand prisoners: 35.6% (31.12.2013)

Female Prisoners: 3.5% (31.12.2013)

Juveniles/minors/ young prisoners: 0.7%(31.12.2010)

Foreign Prisoners: 1.5% (31.12.2013)

Number of establishments/institutions: 5 (2011 – Georgetown, Mazaruni, Timheri, new Amsterdam, Lusigan)

Official capacity of prison system: 1580 (31.12.2013)

Occupancy level: 126.5% (31.12.2013)

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