World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Tunisia

CountryTunisia
Ministry responsible
Ministère de la Justice
Prison administration
Direction Générale des Prisons et de la Rééducation
Contact address
Rue 8003 Appartement L, Espace de Tunis Monplaisir, Tunis, Tunisia
Telephone
+216 71 903 503
Fax
+216 71 952 472
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Saber Khefifi
Directeur Général des Prisons
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
Circa
23 000
at October 2015 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
Circa
204
based on an estimated national population of 11.27 million at October 2015 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
54.0%
(October 2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.7%
(October 2015)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.0%
(October 2014 - minors)
Number of establishments / institutions
27
(2015)
Official capacity of prison system
18 000
(November 2013)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
138.9%
(November 2013)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1996 23,165 252
2004 c 26,000 c 261
2009 26,319 250
2011 21,000 196
2013 25,000 226
2015 c 23,000 c 204
1996 23,165 252
2004 c 26,000 c 261
2009 26,319 250
2011 21,000 196
2013 25,000 226
2015 c 23,000 c 204

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