The Bahamas

The Bahamas


Head of Prison: Patrick Wright, Superintendent of Prisons

Ministry Responsible: Ministry of National Security

Administration: The Bahamas Prison Services

Contact Information

Her Majesty’s Prison, Fox Hill, PO Box N-504, Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

Telephone:+1 242 324 6404 or +1 242 324 6177

Fax: +1 242 324 4941

Email: N/A


Total Prison Population: 1433 at October 2013 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)

Prison Population Rate: 379 based on an estimated national population of 378,500 at October 2013 (from United Nations figures)

Pre-trial detainees/ remand prisoners: c. 42.0% (October 2013)

Female Prisoners: 3.1% (October 2013)

Juveniles/minors/ young prisoners: N/A

Foreign Prisoners: N/A

Number of establishments/institutions: 1 (2013 – Fox Hill, containing maximum security block, remand center and medium and minimum security units

Official capacity of prison system: 1348 (1.11.2011)

Occupancy level: 97.8% (1.11.2011)

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