Puerto Rico (USA)

CountryPuerto Rico (USA)
Ministry responsible
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Prison administration
Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
Contact address
PO Box 71308, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936
Telephone
+1 787 273 6464
Fax
+1 787 792 7677
Website
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
12 074
at September 2015 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
349
based on an estimated national population of 3.46 million at September 2015 (from U.S. Census Bureau figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
15.3%
(September 2015)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.5%
(September 2015)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
3.7%
(November 2013 - juveniles)
Number of establishments / institutions
37
(2016)
Official capacity of prison system
13 832
(31.12.2014)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
89.1%
(31.12.2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 14,691 384
2002 14,705 380
2004 14,380 369
2006 13,788 351
2008 12,130 306
2010 10,878 294
2012 12,244 338
2014 12,327 350
2016 12,074 349
2000 14,691 384
2002 14,705 380
2004 14,380 369
2006 13,788 351
2008 12,130 306
2010 10,878 294
2012 12,244 338
2014 12,327 350
2016 12,074 349
Prison population total
Prison population rate