Kiribati

CountryKiribati
Ministry responsible
Office of the President
Prison administration
Kiribati Prison Service
Contact address
P.O.Box 497, Betio, Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
Telephone
+686 26187
Fax
+686 25291 or 26370
Website
Email
compol@tskl.net.ki
Head of prison administration (and title)
Ioeru Tokantetaake
Commissioner of Police and Prisons
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
129
at mid-2016 (via Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
113
based on an estimated national population of 114,000 at mid-2016 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.4%
(mid-2016)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.8%
(mid-2016)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(mid-2014 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(mid-2016)
Number of establishments / institutions
4
(2012 - 3 for males, 1 for females)
Official capacity of prison system
125
(September 2014)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
112.8%
(September 2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 57 68
2002 64 74
2004 81 89
2006 84 89
2008 84 86
2010 90 87
2012 106 99
2014 120 109
2000 57 68
2002 64 74
2004 81 89
2006 84 89
2008 84 86
2010 90 87
2012 106 99
2014 120 109

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. 

                                                   KIRIBATI

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2000
2005
2010

1
1
3

1.8%
1.4%
3.3%

1.2
1.1
2.9

2016

1

0.8%

0.9

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