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Prison Brief (Italy)

Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
64 047
at 30.11.2013 (Ministry of Justice – not including those in institutions for minors, of whom there were 456 at 31.12.2012)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
105
based on an estimated national population of 61.19 million at end of November 2013 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
37.4%
(30.11.2013 – not including those in institutions for minors)

Further Information

Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.4%
(30.11.2013 – not including those in institutions for minors)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.7%
(31.12.2012 – under 18; including those in institutions for minors)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
35.0%
(30.11.2013 – not including those in institutions for minors)
Number of establishments / institutions
225
(2013 – 206 penal institutions for adults, 19 for minors)
Official capacity of prison system
47 649
(30.11.2013 – not including penal institutions for minors)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
134.4%
(30.11.2013 – not including those in penal institutions for minors)

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