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Statistics Belgium

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Location: Belgium

Belgium:

Prison Populations: 12,126

Rate per 100,000: 108

Number of Children Separated from:

Imprisoned Father: 15,763

Imprisoned Mother: 545

Percentage of Population

Men: 63.3%

Women: 4.2%

Age Limits for Children Living in Prisons: 3 years

Number of Visits allowed per Month: 1

Prison populations and rate per 100,000 from Children of Prisoners Europe based on International Centre for Prison Studies data: World Prison population list (10th edition 2013). accessed 4 October 2016
Number of Children Separated: Extrapolation. Source: Children of Prisoners Europe based on International Centre for Prison Studies data: World Prison population list (10th edition 2013). accessed 4 October 2016
Percentage of Populations: Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research, accessed 10 October 2016
Percentage of Men: Data calculated by excluding remand prisoners (or pretrial detainees), women and juveniles. Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research. accessed 10 October 2016
Age Limits: Special facilities for mothers with children (only 5). Source: Library of Congress. accessed 4 October 2016
Number of Visits Allowed: Detainees on remand have no visiting rights for the first 3 to 5 days after arrest (“secreet”) -then depending on prison facilities, usually 2x per month in the first month (behind glass); after that 2 to 3 x per week. Children’s visits usually only 1x per month, by prior request. Source: Information Pack for British Prisoners in Belgium. (n.d.). accessed 13 October 2016