Guinea Bissau

CountryGuinea Bissau
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
Direcao Geral dos Servicos Prisionais
Contact address
Caixa Postal 17, Bissau, Guinea Bissau
Telephone
+245 21 26 20
Fax
+245 20 21 85
Head of prison administration (and title)
Mussa Balde
Diretor Geral dos Servicos Prisionais
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
196
at 18.2.2017 (academic, University of Cape Town)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
10
based on an estimated national population of 1.92 million at February 2017 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
67.9%
(18.2.2017)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.6%
(18.2.2017)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
2.6%
(18.2.2017 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.1%
(18.2.2017)
Number of establishments / institutions
3
(2013 - prisons at Bafata and Mansoa, pre-trial detention centre at Bissau (Bandim))
Official capacity of prison system
90
(31.12.2013 - official capacity of the two prisons)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
102.2%
(31.12.2013 - occupancy level in the two prisons)