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)
1 569
at 2016 (national prison administration, via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
306
based on an estimated national population of 513,000 at mid-2016 (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
1 410
(2016)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
111.3%
(2016)
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
1997 624 148
1999 755 172
2009 c 1,300 c 267
2012 1,348 273
Prison population total
Prison population rate