Virgin Islands (USA)

CountryVirgin Islands (USA)
Ministry responsible
(The Bureau of Corrections is a stand-alone agency.)
Prison administration
Bureau of Corrections
Contact address
6040 Castle Coakley, Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Rick Mullgrav
Director
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
577
at March 2013 (Virgin Islands prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
542
based on an estimated national population of 106,700 at March 2013 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
36.4%
(March 2013)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.7%
(1.1.2011)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.2%
(1.1.2011 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
15.7%
(1.1.2011)
Number of establishments / institutions
3
(2013 - Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility, Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice Complex Alva Swan Annex. A Youth Rehabilitation Center is under the Department of Human Services and occupants are not included in the prison population.)
Official capacity of prison system
355
(31.12.2012 - operational capacity)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
162.5%
(31.12.2012)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 518 475
2002 647 599
2004 576 533
2006 586 548
2008 612 572
2010 577 544
2012 577 542
2015 577 542
2000 518 475
2002 647 599
2004 576 533
2006 586 548
2008 612 572
2010 577 544
2012 577 542
2015 577 542

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.

                                           VIRGIN ISLANDS (U.S.A.)

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2007

21

3.8%

19.6

2011

16

2.7%

15.1

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