Austria Prison Brief

Country Austria
Ministry Responsible Ministry of Justice
Prison Administration Prison Administration
Contact Address Museumstrasse 7, A-1016 VIENNA, Austria
Telephone +43 1 52 152 2216
Fax +43 1 52 152 2727 or 2822
Website http://www.strafvollzug.justiz.gv.at
Head of prison administration (and title) Michael Neider
Director General
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners) 8 273
at 1.1.2013 (national prison administration, not including persons on electronic surveillance outside the prisons)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population) 98
based on an estimated national population of 8.48 million at beginning of 2013 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population) 20.1%
(1.12.2012)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population) 6.4%
(1.12.2012)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population) 1.6%
(1.12.2012 – under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population) 48.6%
(1.12.2012)
Number of establishments / institutions 27
(2012)
Official capacity of prison system 8 650
(1.1.2013)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity) 95.6%
(1.1.2013)

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