Azerbaijan

CountryAzerbaijan
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
Penitentiary Service
Contact address
114 Nizami Street, 370601 Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan
Telephone
+99 412 98 48 31
Fax
+99 412 93 40 86
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
(Lieutenant General) Medet Guliyev Gazamfaroglu
Head
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
22 526
at 31.12.2014 (Ministry of Justice)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
236
based on an estimated national population of 9.54 million at end of 2014 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
16.8%
(31.12.2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.8%
(31.12.2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.4%
(31.12.2014 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.5%
(31.12.2013)
Number of establishments / institutions
53
(2006)
Official capacity of prison system
25 400
(31.12.2014)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
88.7%
(31.12.2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1997 24,851 317
2000 23,504 291
2002 21,293 260
2004 17,845 214
2006 19,559 229
2008 20,986 236
2010 21,971 241
2012 20,782 222
2015 22,526 236
1997 24,851 317
2000 23,504 291
2002 21,293 260
2004 17,845 214
2006 19,559 229
2008 20,986 236
2010 21,971 241
2012 20,782 222
2015 22,526 236

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. 

                                                AZERBAIJAN

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2000
2006
2010

2,357
2,370
2,750

10.0%
13.3%
12.6%

29
28
30

2014

3,790

16.8%

40

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.

                                                    AZERBAIJAN

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2002
2005
2009

274
266
433

1.5%
1.6%
2.1%

3.3
3.2
4.8

2014

632

2.8%

6.6

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