Chad

CountryChad
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
Prison administration
L'Administration Penitentiaire et de la Reinsertion Sociale
Contact address
BP 426, N'Djamena, Chad (Tchad)
Telephone
+235 52 29 35
Fax
+235 52 21 39
Head of prison administration (and title)
Mahamat El-Hadj Abba Nana
Directeur
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
4 831
at 31.12.2011 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
39
based on an estimated national population of 12.26 million at end of 2011 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
63.4%
(31.12.2011)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.8%
(31.5.2011 - of prisoners in the main prison in N'Djamena)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
3.3%
(mid-2002 - of prisoners in the main prison in N'Djamena)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
1.3%
(mid-2002 - of prisoners in the main prison in N'Djamena)
Number of establishments / institutions
45
(2016)
Official capacity of prison system
2 080
(31.12.2011)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
232.3%
(31.12.2011)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 2,385 29
2002 3,883 43
2005 3,416 34
2010 4,775 41
2000 2,385 29
2002 3,883 43
2005 3,416 34
2010 4,775 41

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. 

                                                   CHAD

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2002

21*

2.5%*

-

2011

35*

2.8%*

-

* These figures are for the main prisons only. Full figures are not available

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