World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Cape Verde (Cabo Verde)

CountryCape Verde (Cabo Verde)
Ministry responsible
Ministèrio da Justiça
Prison administration
Direcção Geral de Gestão Prisional e Reintegraçáo Social (DGPRS)
Contact address
Avenida OUA, Achada de Santo Antonio, CP 369, Praia, Ile de Santiago, Cape Verde
Telephone
+238 2 60 9900 or 9922 or 9926-8
Fax
+238 2 62 3172
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
(Dr.) Jacob Vicente
Director Geral (Director General)
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
1 434
at 2013 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
286
based on an estimated national population of 501,000 at mid-2013 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
29.6%
(2012)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.0%
(July 2013)
Number of establishments / institutions
5
(2013)
Official capacity of prison system
1 176
(2013)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
121.9%
(2013)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1997 624 148
1999 755 172
2009 c 1,300 c 267
2012 1,348 273
2014 1,434 286
1997 624 148
1999 755 172
2009 c 1,300 c 267
2012 1,348 273
2014 1,434 286
Prison population total
Prison population rate