Palau

CountryPalau
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
Division of Corrections
Contact address
P.O. Box 1365, Koror, Palau 96940.
Telephone
+680 488 2654
Fax
+680 488 3075
Email
BPSfire@palaunet.com
Head of prison administration (and title)
Julio Ometei Ringang
Chief, Division of Corrections
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
72
at 2015 (Palau Statistical Yearbook)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
343
based on an estimated national population of 21,000 at mid-2015 (United Nations)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.1%
(30.4.2005)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.2%
(2015)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
5.6%
(2014 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
6.5%
(30.4.2005)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2014 - Koror jail)
Official capacity of prison system
58
(2014)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
124.1%
(2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2001 70 368
2003 101 505
2005 97 485
2007 111 555
2009 132 660
2011 92 438
2013 103 490
2001 70 368
2003 101 505
2005 97 485
2007 111 555
2009 132 660
2011 92 438
2013 103 490

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. 

                                                   PALAU

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2003
2005
2010

7
8
5

6.9%
8.6%
5.7%

35.0
40.0
25.0

2015

3

4.2%

14.3

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