American Samoa (USA)

CountryAmerican Samoa (USA)
Ministry responsible
Department of Public Safety
Prison administration
Corrections Agency
Contact address
P.O.Box 1086, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Fax
+1 684 633 7296
Head of prison administration (and title)
Save Liuato Tuitele
Commissioner
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
201
at September 2014 (American Samoa Statistical Yearbook)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
380
based on an estimated national population of 55,000 at September 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
14.9%
(31.12.2005 - American Samoa Statistical Yearbook)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.2%
(2014)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
52.9%
(2014)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2016 - Tafuna Correctional Facility)
Official capacity of prison system
142
(31.12.2007 - rated capacity)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
166.2%
(31.12.2007)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 140 241
2002 169 286
2004 258 437
2006 210 359
2008 132 234
2010 188 337
2012 192 349
2000 140 241
2002 169 286
2004 258 437
2006 210 359
2008 132 234
2010 188 337
2012 192 349

Female prison population: trend

The table below gives an indication of the trend in the female prison population. The final row shows the latest figures available.

It consists of the number of female prisoners in the prison population on a single date in the year (or the annual average) and the percentage of the total prison population that female prisoners constituted on that day.  

The final column shows the female prison population rate per 100,000 of the national population. 

                                            AMERICAN SAMOA (USA)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

Female prison
population rate
(per 100,000 of
national population)

2004
2007

15
17

8.6%
7.2%

25.4
29.6

2014

15

7.2%

27.3

The number of female prisoners fluctuates and so the above figures give an indication of the trend but the picture is inevitably incomplete.

The female prison population rate is calculated on the basis of the national population total. All national population figures are inevitably estimates but the estimates used in the World Prison Brief are based on official national figures, United Nations figures or figures from other recognised international authorities.

(If the rate were calculated on the basis of the number of females in the national population it would of course be approximately double the figure in the final column.)

Prison population total
Prison population rate