Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)

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Administration

Head of Prison: David Foot, Superintendent

Ministry Responsible: Ministry of Education and Culture

Administration: Prison Service of the British Virgin Islands

Contact Information

Address: H.M.Prison, P.O. Box 627, Balsum Ghut, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Telephone: +1 284-468-3701 ext 6308/18/32  or + 1 284-494-6308/6318

Fax: +1 284 495 1868

Website: http://www.bvi.gov.vg/content/her-majestys-prison

Statistics

Total Prison Population: 119 at April 2014 (British Virgin Islands prison administration)

Prison Population Rate: 425 based on an estimated national population of 28,000 at April 2014 (from United Nations figures)

Pre-trial detainees/ remand prisoners: 32.5% (December 2010)

Female Prisoners: 5.9% (April 2014)

Juveniles/minors/ young prisoners: 0.0% (April 2014 – under 18)

Foreign Prisoners: 68 British Virgin Islanders and 49 expatriates comprised the prison population in July 2010

Number of establishments/institutions: 1 (2014)

Official capacity of prison system: 120 (26.5.2008)

Occupancy level: 97.5% (26.5.2008)

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