Congo (Brazzaville)

CountryCongo (Brazzaville)
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
Prison administration
Administration Pénitentiaire
Contact address
BP 5340, Brazzaville, Congo
Telephone
+242 66 44 01
Fax
+242 81 41 67
Head of prison administration (and title)
Paul Morossa
Directeur Général
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
Circa
1 240
at 8.9.2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
Circa
27
based on an estimated national population of 4.58 million at September 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
Circa
60.0%
(8.9.2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.7%
(of those in the two main prisons, 8.9.2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
4.4%
(of those in the two main prisons, 8.9.2014 - under 18)
Number of establishments / institutions
12
(2016 - of which those in Brazzaville and Pointe Noire are by far the largest)
Official capacity of prison system
(Brazzaville central prison was built in 1943 for 150 prisoners)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
(Brazzaville central prison held more than 800 prisoners in 2016)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2005 1,550 44
2007 1,642 44
2009 2,410 60
2011 c 1,400 c 33
2013 c 1,500 c 33
2005 1,550 44
2007 1,642 44
2009 2,410 60
2011 c 1,400 c 33
2013 c 1,500 c 33
Prison population total
Prison population rate