Comoros

CountryComoros
Ministry responsible
Ministère de la Justice, de l’Administration Pénitentiaire et des Affaires Islamique
Prison administration
Direction des Affaires Pénitentiaires
Contact address
Maison d'arrêt Moroni, Moroni, Comoros
Telephone
+269 74 64 41
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Ahamada Youssouf Kassim
Directeur General
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
148
at October 2016 (via U.S. State Department human rights report - total in the national prison in Moroni; excludes a small number in the other two prisons.)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
19
based on an estimated national population of 792,000 at October 2016 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
29.0%
(31.12.2015)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
1.4%
(October 2016)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
5.2%
(October 2014 - juveniles)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.7%
(October 2014)
Number of establishments / institutions
3
(2015 - prisons in Moroni, on Moheli and on Anjouan)
Official capacity of prison system
60
(October 2016 - capacity of the national prison in Moroni)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
246.7%
(October 2016 - occupancy level in Moroni prison)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1998 c 200 c 40
2009 c 150 c 22
2013 206 28
2015 145 19
1998 c 200 c 40
2009 c 150 c 22
2013 206 28
2015 145 19
Prison population total
Prison population rate