|Country||Puerto Rico (USA)|
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
PO Box 71308, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936
+1 787 273 6464
+1 787 792 7677
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
Erik Y. Rolon Suarez
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
at July 2017 (national prison administration)
|Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)|| |
based on an estimated national population of 3.35 million at July 2017 (from U.S. Census Bureau figures)
|Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)|| |
(November 2013 - juveniles)
|Number of establishments / institutions|| |
|Official capacity of prison system|| |
|Occupancy level (based on official capacity)|| |
|Prison population trend(year, prison population total, prison population rate)||
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.
PUERTO RICO (USA)
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 trend up to 2000
The figures below give an indication of the prison population trend in the years up to 2000. They supplement the more recent figures that are shown at the foot of the Overview page and in the graphs below.
PUERTO RICO (U.S.A.)
Prison population rate