World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

South Sudan

CountrySouth Sudan
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Interior and Wildlife Conservation
Prison administration
National Prison Service of South Sudan (NPSSS)
Head of prison administration (and title)
(Lt. General) Henry Kuany Aguak
Director General
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
6 504
at 28.9.2015 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
based on an estimated national population of 12.45 million at end of September 2015 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
Number of establishments / institutions
(June 2011 - Juba Central Prison is the largest)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
(Juba prison was constructed for 400 prisoners but held 1,317 in September 2015)