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Prison Brief (Finland)

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
3 134
at 1.1.2013 (national prison administration – not including remand prisoners in police establishments)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
58
based on an estimated national population of 5.43 million at beginning of 2013 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
19.3%
(1.1.2013 – not including remand prisoners in police establishments)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.2%
(1.1.2013)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.2%
(average, 2012 – under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
14.5%
(average, 2012)
Number of establishments / institutions
30
(2011 – 28 prisons, 2 prison hospitals of which one is a psychiatric hospital)
Official capacity of prison system
3 089
(1.1.2013)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
96.9%
(1.1.2013 – excluding 142 prisoners on early release from prison)

 

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