St. Lucia

CountrySt. Lucia
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security
Prison administration
Bordelais Correctional Facility
Contact address
P.O. Box 105, Dennery, St. Lucia
Telephone
+758 468 7100 or 7101
Fax
+758 468 7139
Website
Email
bordelais.homeaffairs@govt.lc
Head of prison administration (and title)
Verne Garde
Director of Corrections
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
525
at June 2017 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
279
based on an estimated national population of 188,000 at mid-2017 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
53.5%
(June 2017)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.5%
(June 2017)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.9%
(3.12.2011 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.0%
(3.12.2011)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2017 - Bordelais)
Official capacity of prison system
450
(June 2017)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
116.7%
(June 2017)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1999 373 241
2001 464 291
2003 460 284
2005 503 303
2008 518 299
2010 526 296
2012 568 313
2014 634 345
1999 373 241
2001 464 291
2003 460 284
2005 503 303
2008 518 299
2010 526 296
2012 568 313
2014 634 345

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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. 

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Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

1999
2005
2010

106
c. 163
249

28.4%
c. 33%
45.2%

68
c. 99
142

2017

281

53.5%

149

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.

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Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2001
2003
2010
2014

11
8
9
14

2.4%
1.7%
1.6%
2.2%

6.9
4.9
5.1
7.6

2017

13

2.5%

6.9

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