Guam (USA)

CountryGuam (USA)
Prison administration
Department of Corrections
Contact address
P.O.Box 3236, Hagatna (Agana), Guam 96932
Telephone
+671 735 5176
Fax
+671 473 7024
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Alberto 'Tony' Lamorena V
Acting Director
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
756
at 31.12.2015 (Guam prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
438
based on an estimated national population of 172,500 at end of 2015 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
64.5%
(4.6.2013)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.6%
(31.12.2015)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(Juveniles are detained in the Youth Correctional Facility which is the responsibility of the Department for Youth Affairs. At September 2014 there were 48 so detained.)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
Circa
31.0%
(September 2012)
Number of establishments / institutions
4
(2015 - Adult Correctional Facility, Women's Facility, Hagatna Detention Facility for pre-trial detainees and Community Corrections Center for minimum security prisoners)
Official capacity of prison system
443
(31.12.2014 - rated and design capacity)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
170.2%
(31.12.2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 684 440
2002 542 344
2004 393 249
2006 495 313
2008 559 354
2010 559 352
2012 585 359
2014 754 445
2016 756 438
2000 684 440
2002 542 344
2004 393 249
2006 495 313
2008 559 354
2010 559 352
2012 585 359
2014 754 445
2016 756 438

Pre-trial/remand prison population: trend

The table below gives an indication of the recent trend in the pre-trial/remand prison population. The final row shows the latest figures available.

It consists of the number of pre-trial/remand 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 pre-trial/remand prisoners constituted on that day.  

The final column shows the pre-trial/remand population rate per 100,000 of the national population. 

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Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

Pre-trial/remand
population rate
(per 100,000 of
national population)

2005
2011

171
359

33.9%
59.8%

101
222

2013

449

64.5%

Not yet known

It should be noted that the number of pre-trial/remand prisoners fluctuates from day to day, month to month and year to year. Consequently the above figures give an indication of the trend but the picture is inevitably incomplete.                                                      

The pre-trial/remand 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. 

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.

                                                     GUAM (USA)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2005
2009

31
21

6.2%
4.1%

19.6
13.2

2015

42

5.6%

24.3

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