Nauru

CountryNauru
Prison administration
Nauru Prison and Correctional Services
Telephone
+674 444 5573084
Email
david.detageouwa@naurugov.nr
Head of prison administration (and title)
David Detageouwa
Chief Correctional Officer
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
14
at November 2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
140
based on an estimated national population of 10,000 at November 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
25.0%
(31.12.2010)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.1%
(November 2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(31.12.2012 - juveniles)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
6.7%
(11.6.2010)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2014)
Official capacity of prison system
100
(November 2014 - maximum capacity)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
14.0%
(November 2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2003 6 60
2005 3 30
2009 37 370
2012 26 260
2003 6 60
2005 3 30
2009 37 370
2012 26 260

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. 

                                                   NAURU

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2005
2010

0
1

0%
5.0%

0
10.0

2014

1

7.1%

10.0

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