Haiti - FLASH : Haiti world champion of prison overcrowding - HaitiLibre.com : Haiti news 7/7
Download the Revised School Calendar January to August 2023 (official)





iciHaiti - PNH : Emergency meeting of the CSPN

iciHaiti - Invitation : Conference debate on the situation of insecurity in the country

iciHaiti - Cap-Haitien : Amusement park «Lakay Fun World»

iciHaiti - Petit-Goâve : Distribution of the «Unique school book»

iciHaiti - Tourism : Towards the creation of a fund for the strengthening of the tourist site of Labadee


more news


Haiti - News : Zapping...

Haiti - Politic : CARICOM statement on violence in Haiti

Haiti - Insecurity : «Belvil» resists the attacks of the «Kraze Baryè» gang

Haiti - Politic : Strategic changes withing the PNH

Haiti - Politic : EDH explains rationing and blackouts


more news


Haiti - FLASH : Haiti world champion of prison overcrowding
05/02/2018 07:45:39

Haiti - FLASH : Haiti world champion of prison overcrowding
According to a "World Prison Brief" ranking published at the end of last January, Haiti occupies the dishonorable first place out of 205 countries, for the most overcrowded prisons in the world, followed in 2nd place by the Philippines and El Salvador.

In June 2016 (study reference) the 17 Haitian prisons in the country, had an average occupancy rate of 454% (June 2016) and the space per detainee was a little less than 0.5 m2, far of the international standard which is 4.5 m2 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20317-haiti-justice-gustavo-gallon-harshly-judge-the-haitian-prison-system.html

The prison population in Haiti was about 10,500 prisoners (96 out of 100,000 inhabitants) for 2,431 places available. The result of this overcrowding causing many human violations, important health problems, spread of diseases, malnutrition and violence. 72% of the prisoners were in pre-trial detention without having been tried. The average length of pretrial detention is 1,100 days according to a Minustah study in December 2016.

In the Dominican Republic, ranked 25th out of 205 countries, the average occupancy rate of the country's 38 prisons is 190.6%, with 27.018 prisoners (247 out of 100,000 inhabitants) for 14,219 places available (November 2017). The pre-trial detention rate is 63.8%



See also :
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-22998-haiti-flash-explosive-situation-among-the-detainees-of-the-commissariat-of-petit-goave.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20317-haiti-justice-gustavo-gallon-harshly-judge-the-haitian-prison-system.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20178-haiti-politics-prisons-tour-by-the-minister-of-justice.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-20013-haiti-flash-nightmare-at-the-national-penitentiary.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-17078-haiti-justice-prison-overcrowding-in-the-country-the-situation-is-critical.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-1112-haiti-prisons-national-penitentiary-05-m2-per-inmate.html

S/ HaitiLibre

Twitter Facebook Rss
Send news to... Daily news...




Why HaitiLibre ? | Contact us | Français
Copyright © 2010 - 2023
Haitilibre.com