World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Bhutan

CountryBhutan
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
Prison administration
Royal Bhutan Police: Prison Services Division
Telephone
+975 02 322617
Fax
+975 02 334626
Head of prison administration (and title)
Senior Superintendent of Prison Services Division
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
1 119
at December 2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
145
based on an estimated national population of 772,000 at end of 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.3%
(31.12.2013)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
3.4%
(31.12.2013 - under 19)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
6.8%
(31.12.2013)
Number of establishments / institutions
7
(2013 - 6 prisons for adults, 1 for minors)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2011 1,001 137
2013 1,084 143
2015 1,119 145
2011 1,001 137
2013 1,084 143
2015 1,119 145
Prison population total
Prison population rate