Kyrgyzstan

CountryKyrgyzstan
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
General Directorate of Penitentiary Institutions
Contact address
106 Ibraimov Street, Bishkek, 720021, Kyrgyzstan
Telephone
+ 996 312 626932 or 293362
Fax
+996 312 680 116
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Zhaparov Talaibek Toktalievich
Head of the State Service for the Enforcement of Punishment (GSIN)
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
10 195
at 1.9.2017 (national prison administration, via Penal Reform International)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
166
based on an estimated national population of 6.14 million at September 2017 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
21.1%
(1.1.2017)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.2%
(1.1.2017)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.4%
(1.1.2017 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.9%
(1.1.2017)
Number of establishments / institutions
24
(2016 - 6 pre-trial detention centres, 18 prisons)
Official capacity of prison system
17 644
(1.1.2017)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
58.5%
(1.1.2017)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 20,000 402
2002 19,500 390
2004 16,934 338
2006 15,758 311
2008 11,408 221
2010 9,923 183
2012 9,828 176
2014 9,729 166
2000 20,000 402
2002 19,500 390
2004 16,934 338
2006 15,758 311
2008 11,408 221
2010 9,923 183
2012 9,828 176
2014 9,729 166

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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. 

                                                    KYRGYZSTAN

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2003
2007
2011

2,733
2,680
1,872

16.1%
17.7%
19.5%

54
52
34

2017

2,178

21.1%

36

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.

                                                    KYRGYZSTAN

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2000
2005
2010
2015

705
821
283
387

5.1%
4.9%
2.9%
4.0%

14.3
16.1
5.2
6.6

2017

437

4.2%

7.2

Note: These figures may refer only to the convicted prisoner population.

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