Montenegro

CountryMontenegro
Ministry responsible
State Administration for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions
Prison administration
Institute for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions
Contact address
Velje Brdo bb, P.O. Box 104, 81102 Podgorica, Montenegro
Telephone
+381 81 243 100
Fax
+381 81 243 567
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Miljan Perović
Director
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
1 131
at 31.12.2015 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
182
based on an estimated national population of 622,700 at end of 2015 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
26.3%
(31.12.2015)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.1%
(31.12.2015)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.4%
(31.12.2015 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
15.1%
(31.12.2015)
Number of establishments / institutions
3
(2013)
Official capacity of prison system
1 350
(31.12.2015)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
83.8%
(31.12.2015)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 664 110
2002 710 116
2004 799 130
2006 851 138
2008 1,216 197
2010 1,457 235
2012 1,331 214
2014 1,123 181
2000 664 110
2002 710 116
2004 799 130
2006 851 138
2008 1,216 197
2010 1,457 235
2012 1,331 214
2014 1,123 181

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. 

                                                  MONTENEGRO

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2000
2006
2010

243
411
658

36.6%
48.3%
45.8%

40
66
107

2015

298

26.3%

48

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.

                                                   MONTENEGRO

 Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2002
2006
2010

18
17
60

2.5%
2.0%
4.1%

3.0
2.8
9.7

2015

35

3.1%

5.6

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