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Prison Brief (Brazil)

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
548 003
at December 2012 (national prison administration – 513,713 in prison system, 34,290 in police facilities)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
274
based on an estimated national population of 199.8 million at December 2012 (from CELADE figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
38.0%
(of those in prison system, December 2012)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
6.4%
(December 2012)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(December 2012 – under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.7%
(of those in prison system, December 2012)
Number of establishments / institutions
1 478
(December 2012)
Official capacity of prison system
318 739
December 2012 – 310,687 in prison system, 8,052 in police facilities)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
171.9%
(December 2012)

 

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