Republic of Guinea

CountryRepublic of Guinea
Ministry responsible
Ministère de la Justice
Prison administration
Direction de l'Administration Pénitentiaire
Contact address
B.P. 564, Conakry, Guinea
Telephone
+224 41 39 97
Fax
+224 41 50 38
Head of prison administration (and title)
Alpha Tanoudy Camara
Directeur de l'administration pénitentiaire (par interim)
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
3 110
at third quarter of 2014 (report for Ministry of Justice)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
26
based on an estimated national population of 12.12 million at September 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
Circa
65.0%
(2013)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.7%
(third quarter of 2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
6.3%
(third quarter of 2014 - minors)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.7%
(third quarter of 2014)
Number of establishments / institutions
31
(2014)
Official capacity of prison system
1 590
(December 2008)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
174.8%
(December 2008)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1996 4,014 49
2002 3,070 34
2007 2,539 25
2010 c 3,800 c 35
2012 c 2,600 c 23
2015 3,110 26
1996 4,014 49
2002 3,070 34
2007 2,539 25
2010 c 3,800 c 35
2012 c 2,600 c 23
2015 3,110 26

Pre-trial/remand prison population: trend

The table below gives an indication of the recent trend in the pre-trial/remand prison population. The final row shows the latest figures available.

It consists of the number of pre-trial/remand 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 pre-trial/remand prisoners constituted on that day.  

The final column shows the pre-trial/remand population rate per 100,000 of the national population. 

                                                REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

Pre-trial/remand
population rate
(per 100,000 of
national population)

2002
2008

1,574
1,869

51.3%
67.2%

17
18

2013

c. 1,690

c. 65%

c. 14

It should be noted that the number of pre-trial/remand prisoners fluctuates from day to day, month to month and year to year. Consequently the above figures give an indication of the trend but the picture is inevitably incomplete.

The pre-trial/remand 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. 

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.

                                               REPUBLIC OF GUINEA 

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2002
2007

61
112

2.0%
4.4%

0.7
1.1

2014

116

3.7%

1.0

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