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)
10 475
at July 2017 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
313
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)
13.0%
(July 2017)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.6%
(July 2017)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
3.7%
(November 2013 - juveniles)
Number of establishments / institutions
34
(2017)
Official capacity of prison system
14 240
(July 2017)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
73.6%
(July 2017)
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 12,327 351
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 12,327 351
Prison population total
Prison population rate