Mayotte (France)

CountryMayotte (France)
Ministry responsible
French Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
Service Pénitentiaire d'Insertion et de Probation (SPIP)
Contact address
Place de la maison d'arrêt, BP 360, Kaweni-Mamoudzou, 97600 Mamoudzou, Mayotte
Telephone
269 620122
Fax
269 610951
Head of prison administration (and title)
Pascal Bruneau
Directeur de la maison d'arrêt
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
296
at 1.9.2017 (French Ministry of Justice)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
120
based on an estimated national population of 247,000 at beginning of September 2017 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
46.6%
(1.10.2016)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.7%
(1.9.2017)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
8.1%
(1.9.2017 - under 18)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2017 - Maison d'arrêt de Majicavo)
Official capacity of prison system
278
(1.9.2017)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
106.5%
(1.9.2017)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1998 123 88
2003 163 100
2005 107 61
2007 155 83
2009 216 111
2011 211 101
2013 188 84
2015 177 75
1998 123 88
2003 163 100
2005 107 61
2007 155 83
2009 216 111
2011 211 101
2013 188 84
2015 177 75

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. 

                                            MAYOTTE (FRANCE)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2003
2009
2015

2
8
0

1.2%
3.7%
0%

1.2
4.1
0

2017

2

0.7%

0.8

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