Antigua and Barbuda

CountryAntigua and Barbuda
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Legal Affairs
Prison administration
Her Majesty's Prison
Contact address
Her Majesty's Prison, Coronation Road, PO Box 1018, St John's, Antigua
Telephone
+1 268 462 0500 or 1300 or 0503
Fax
+1 268 562 1468
Email
hmp1735@candw.ag
Head of prison administration (and title)
Albert Wade
Superintendent of Prisons
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
375
at July 2016 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
403
based on an estimated national population of 93,000 at July 2016 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
Circa
37.0%
(24.2.2016)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.8%
(October 2015)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.1%
(October 2015 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
30.6%
(20.9.2007)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2016)
Official capacity of prison system
150
(24.2.2016)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
258.0%
(24.2.2016)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 c 170 c 218
2002 153 191
2004 191 232
2006 193 233
2008 229 268
2010 295 339
2012 361 403
2014 331 363
2015 375 403
2000 c 170 c 218
2002 153 191
2004 191 232
2006 193 233
2008 229 268
2010 295 339
2012 361 403
2014 331 363
2015 375 403

Pre-trial/remand prison population: trend

The table below gives an indication of the recent trend in the pre-trial/remand prison population. The final row shows the latest figures available.

It consists of the number of pre-trial/remand 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 pre-trial/remand prisoners constituted on that day.  

The final column shows the pre-trial/remand population rate per 100,000 of the national population. 

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Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

Pre-trial/remand
population rate
(per 100,000 of
national population)

2005
2011

52
144

28.3%
47.7%

62
161

2016

c. 143

c. 37%

c. 155

It should be noted that the number of pre-trial/remand prisoners fluctuates from day to day, month to month and year to year. Consequently the above figures give an indication of the trend but the picture is inevitably incomplete.

The pre-trial/remand 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. 

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.

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Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2003
2007
2011

7
4
13

4.3%
2.0%
4.3%

8.5
4.6
14.4

2015

14

3.8%

15.2

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