Aruba (Netherlands)

CountryAruba (Netherlands)
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
Korrektie Instituut Aruba (K.I.A.)
Contact address
Santo di patia 1, San Nicolas, ARUBA
Telephone
+297 584 6381
Fax
+297 584 7844
Head of prison administration (and title)
Trudy Hassell
Director
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
170
at 23.10.2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
165
based on an estimated national population of 103,000 at October 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
16.6%
(June 2007)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.5%
(23.10.2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.8%
(June 2007 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
48.1%
(21.1.2005)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2014 - Aruba Correctional Institution or KIA)
Official capacity of prison system
310
(May 2014)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
68.4%
(May 2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2005 231 232
2007 277 274
2011 246 241
2013 240 233
2005 231 232
2007 277 274
2011 246 241
2013 240 233

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.

                                         ARUBA (NETHERLANDS)

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2005

10

4.3%

10

2007

46

16.6%

46

 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.

                                         ARUBA (NETHERLANDS)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2005
2007
2011

23
25
c. 15

10.0%
9.0%
c. 6%

23.1
24.8
c. 14.7

2014

6

3.5%

5.8

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