Sint Maarten (Netherlands)

CountrySint Maarten (Netherlands)
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
Point Blanche Prison and House of Detention (Strafgevangenis en Huis van Bewaring Point Blanche)
Contact address
Mountaindoove Road 48, Point Blanche, St Maarten
Telephone
+1 721 543 0280
Fax
+1 721 543 0282
Email
hvbsx@hotmail.com
Head of prison administration (and title)
Edward Rohan
Director
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
Circa
161
at 23.10.2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
Circa
347
based on an estimated national population of 46,400 at October 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
18.1%
(9.7.2007)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.0%
(23.10.2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.8%
(May 2014 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
20.2%
(9.7.2007)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2014 - Point Blanche prison)
Official capacity of prison system
134
(May 2014 - but due to renovation not all places are in use and some prisoners are held at Simpson Bay Remand Centre and Philipsburg Police Station)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
125.4%
(May 2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2002 129 396
2007 94 235
2012 180 405
2002 129 396
2007 94 235
2012 180 405

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. 

                                         SINT MAARTEN (NETHERLANDS)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2002
2007
2011

7
7
4

5.4%
7.4%
2.9%

21.5
17.5
9.3

2014

8

5.0%

17.2

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