Suriname

Suriname

Administration

Head of Prison: (Director of Prisons)

Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Justice and Police

Administration: N/A

Contact Information

Central Penitentiary Insitituion, Welgedacht – A273, District Wanica, Suriname

Telephone:+597 3 500042

Fax: +597 4 12109

Website: Http://www.gov.vc

Statistics

Total Prison Population: c.  1050 at 2013 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)

Prison Population Rate: c. 194 based on an estimated national population of 540,000 at mid-2013 (from United Nations figures)

Pre-trial detainees/ remand prisoners: – 50.0%

Female Prisoners: 2.8% (2012)

Juveniles/minors/ young prisoners: 5.7% (2005 –minors)

Foreign Prisoners: 19.3% (1.7.2000 – of convicted prisoners only)

Number of establishments/institutions: 31 (2013 – 3 prisons, one pre-trial detention centre, one juvenile detention centre and 26 temporary detention centres in police stations)

Official capacity of prison system: 1330 (2013)

Occupancy level: 78.9% (2013)

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