Martinique (France)

CountryMartinique (France)
Ministry responsible
French Ministry of Justice
Contact address
Centre Pénitentiaire de Ducos, Quartier Champigny, BP18, 97224 Ducos, Martinique
Telephone
+596 77 3000/1888
Fax
+596 77 3040
Head of prison administration (and title)
Martin Parkouda
Directeur du Centre Pénitentiaire
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
870
at 1.9.2017 (French Ministry of Justice)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
220
based on an estimated national population of 396,000 at beginning of September 2017 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
27.3%
(1.10.2016)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.8%
(1.9.2017)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.4%
(1.9.2017 - under 18)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2017 - Ducos)
Official capacity of prison system
738
(1.9.2017)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
117.9%
(1.9.2017)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2001 608 156
2003 643 163
2005 631 159
2007 763 192
2009 920 233
2011 885 224
2013 918 232
2015 940 237
2001 608 156
2003 643 163
2005 631 159
2007 763 192
2009 920 233
2011 885 224
2013 918 232
2015 940 237

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. 

                                        MARTINIQUE (FRANCE)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2003
2007
2015

12
16
22

1.9%
2.2%
2.5%

3.1
4.0
5.6

2017

24

2.8%

6.1

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