Marshall Islands

CountryMarshall Islands
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
Correction Division, Department of Public Safety
Contact address
P.O. Box 1077, Majuro, MH 96960, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Telephone
+692 625 8666 or 625 3233
Fax
+692 625 4062
Head of prison administration (and title)
Peter Kabua
Correction Captain
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
35
at September 2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
66
based on an estimated national population of 53,000 at September 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
11.4%
(September 2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(September 2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(September 2014 - juveniles)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2014 - on Majuro Atoll)
Official capacity of prison system
36
(September 2014)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
97.2%
(September 2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2003 c 20 c 38
2006 47 90
2009 50 96
2011 41 79
2013 36 68
2003 c 20 c 38
2006 47 90
2009 50 96
2011 41 79
2013 36 68

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. 

                                         MARSHALL ISLANDS

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2005
2010

2
0

4.7%
0%

3.8
0

2014

0

0%

0

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