Angola

CountryAngola
Ministry responsible
Ministry of the Interior (Ministerio do Interior)
Prison administration
Direccao Nacional dos Servicos Prisionais
Contact address
avda 4 de Fevereiro, Luanda, Angola
Telephone
+244 2 391 397 or 2 391 349
Fax
+244 2 332 917
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Antonio Joaquim Fortunato
Director Nacional
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
24 165
at August 2015 (via US State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
96
based on an estimated national population of 25.12 million at August 2015 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
47.1%
(31.12.2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.7%
(31.12.2011)
Number of establishments / institutions
40
(2015)
Official capacity of prison system
21 800
(August 2015)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
110.8%
(August 2015)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1999 5,147 36
2001 4,000 26
2003 6,008 36
2005 c 8,300 c 46
2009 16,183 78
2011 19,898 90
2013 21,634 92
2016 24,165 96
1999 5,147 36
2001 4,000 26
2003 6,008 36
2005 c 8,300 c 46
2009 16,183 78
2011 19,898 90
2013 21,634 92
2016 24,165 96

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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.

                                               ANGOLA

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

1999
2003

c. 97
196

c. 2%
3.3%

c. 0.7
1.3

2011

522

2.7%

2.6

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