|Country||Congo (Republic of)|
Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
BP 5340, Brazzaville, Congo
+242 66 44 01
+242 81 41 67
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
(Col.) Jean Blaise Komo
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
at 8.9.2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
|Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)|| |
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)|| |
|Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
(of those in the two main prisons, 8.9.2014)
|Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)|| |
(of those in the two main prisons, 8.9.2014 - under 18)
|Number of establishments / institutions|| |
(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. No official figures have been traced for the country as a whole but according to the U.S. State Department human rights report for 2016 the physical conditions in the prisons and detention centres include 'gross overcrowding'.)
|Prison population trend|
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
Female prison population: trend
The table below gives an indication of the trend in the female prison population.
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.
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 trend up to 2000
The figures below give an indication of the prison population trend in the years up to 2000. They supplement the more recent figures that are shown at the foot of the Overview page.
Prison population rate