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Prison Brief (France)

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
67 050
at 1.11.2013 (national prison administration – including French overseas departments and territories; excluding 11,202 persons not detained in penal institutions (écrouées non détenues).)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
100
based on an estimated national population of 66.8 million at November 2013 (from estimates by INSEE – French national statistics institute)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
25.4%
(1.11.2013)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.3%
(1.11.2013)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.1%
(1.11.2013 – under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
17.5%
(1.10.2011)
Number of establishments / institutions
190
(2013)
Official capacity of prison system
57 390
(1.11.2013)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
116.8%
(1.11.2013)

 

 

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