Jersey (United Kingdom)

CountryJersey (United Kingdom)
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Home Affairs
Prison administration
H.M.Prison, La Moye
Contact address
Rue Baal, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3 8HQ
Telephone
+44 1534 441800
Fax
+44 1534 441880
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Bill Millar
Governor
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
140
at 1.9.2017 (Jersey prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
133
based on an estimated national population of 105,200 at beginning of September 2017 (from States of Jersey Statistics Unit figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
26.4%
(1.9.2017)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.0%
(1.9.2017)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(1.9.2017 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
29.3%
(1.9.2017)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2017 - La Moye)
Official capacity of prison system
200
(1.9.2017)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
70.0%
(1.9.2017)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 130 150
2002 144 162
2004 170 189
2006 174 190
2008 181 191
2010 177 183
2012 157 159
2014 140 140
2016 140 135
2000 130 150
2002 144 162
2004 170 189
2006 174 190
2008 181 191
2010 177 183
2012 157 159
2014 140 140
2016 140 135

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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. 

                                                      JERSEY

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2001
2005
2010

27
49
53

20.1%
28.2%
27.6%

30
54
55

2017

37

26.4%

35

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. 

                                      JERSEY (UNITED KINGDOM)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2001
2006
2010
2015

14
16
20
11

10.4%
9.1%
10.4%
6.9%

15.8
17.4
20.6
10.7

2017

7

5.0%

6.7

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