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Prison Brief (Greece)

Head of prison administration (and title)
(Mme.) Sevasti Anastassakou – Papamitropoulou
General Director of Penitentiary Policy
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
12 479
at 1.1.2012 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
111
based on an estimated national population of 11.29 million at beginning of 2012 (Eurostat)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
34.1%
(1.1.2012)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.5%
(1.1.2012)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
4.7%
(1.1.2012 – under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
63.2%
(1.1.2012)
Number of establishments / institutions
33
(2009 – 16 judicial prisons, 8 closed prisons, 3 therapeutic establishments, 3 special juvenile establishments, 3 rural prisons)
Official capacity of prison system
9 223
(1.1.2011)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
136.5%
(1.1.2011)

 

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