Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea

CountryDemocratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Public Safety
Prison administration
Correctional Department
Contact address
Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Head of prison administration (and title)
Director
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
The U.S. State Department human rights report for 2015 says that estimates of the prison population total range between 80,000 and 120,000.
Number of establishments / institutions
‘’NGO reports documented six types of detention facilities: kwanliso (political penal-labor camps), kyohwaso (correctional or re-education centers), kyoyangso (labor-reform centers), jipkyulso (collection centers for low-level criminals), rodong danryeondae (labor-training centers), and kuryujang or kamok (interrogation facilities or jails.” (U.S. State Department human rights report for 2015)

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