Mali

CountryMali
Ministry responsible
Ministere de la Justice
Prison administration
Direction National de l'Administration Pénitentiaire et de l’Education Surveillée (DNAPES)
Contact address
BP 97, Bamako, Mali
Telephone
+223 221 4144 or 675 5505
Fax
+223 222 4947
Head of prison administration (and title)
Yaya Kone
Directeur National
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
5 209
at 2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report - omitting prisoners in the three northern regions of Mali)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
33
based on an estimated national population of 15.77 million at mid-2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
52.8%
(2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.8%
(2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.3%
(2014 - juveniles)
Number of establishments / institutions
58
(2002)
Official capacity of prison system
3 000
(mid-2009)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
223.3%
(mid-2009)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2002 4,040 38
2004 4,407 38
2009 6,700 49
2011 5,817 40
2013 4,963 32
2002 4,040 38
2004 4,407 38
2009 6,700 49
2011 5,817 40
2013 4,963 32

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. 

                                                   MALI

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2002

80

2.0%

0.7

2014

145

2.8%

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