Curaçao (Netherlands)

CountryCuraçao (Netherlands)
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
Curaçao Detention and Correction Center (Sentro di Detenshon i Korekshon Korsou)
Contact address
Kaya Shers 182, Willemstad, Curaçao
Telephone
+599 9 434 8333
Fax
+599 9 465 5965
Head of prison administration (and title)
Urny Floran
Director
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
348
at 23.10.2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
225
based on an estimated national population of 154,650 at August 2013 (from Aruba Central Bureau of Statistics figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
41.0%
(6.6.2007)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.2%
(23.10.2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.6%
(May 2014 - under 18)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(May 2014 - Curaçao Detention and Correction Centre or SDKK)
Official capacity of prison system
399
(May 2014 - places in use)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
83.2%
(May 2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2002 549 431
2006 578 412
2010 541 365
2012 440 289
2015 348 225
2002 549 431
2006 578 412
2010 541 365
2012 440 289
2015 348 225

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.

                                        CURACAO (NETHERLANDS)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2002
2007

68
41

12.4%
6.9%

53.3
28.7

2014

11

3.2%

7.1

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