Mongolia

CountryMongolia
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
General Executive Agency of Court Decision
Contact address
210646 Baga Toiruu 13/1, Chingeltei, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Telephone
+976 99 183618
Fax
+976 11 313104
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Dalaikhuu Yadamdorj
Chief
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
7 690
at 31.12.2014 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
262
based on an estimated national population of 2.93 million at end of 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
14.9%
(31.12.2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.1%
(31.12.2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.9%
(31.12.2014 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.4%
(31.12.2014)
Number of establishments / institutions
50
(2014 - 25 prisons for sentenced prisoners, 25 detention houses. There are also police-run detention centres.)
Official capacity of prison system
6 182
(31.12.2014)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
124.4%
(31.12.2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2001 6,656 275
2002 7,256 297
2004 6,400 256
2006 6,593 258
2008 7,570 288
2010 7,044 260
2012 8,417 300
2015 7,690 262
2001 6,656 275
2002 7,256 297
2004 6,400 256
2006 6,593 258
2008 7,570 288
2010 7,044 260
2012 8,417 300
2015 7,690 262

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. 

                                                    MONGOLIA

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2003
2005
2010

1,578
1,885
1,581

20.0%
26.9%
22.4%

64
74
57

2014

1,144

14.9%

39

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.

                                                        MONGOLIA

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2001
2005
2010

227
308
430

3.4%
4.4%
6.1%

9.3
12.1
15.6

2014

396

5.1%

13.5

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