Ministère de la Justice et des Droits Humains, Garde des Sceaux
BP 2110, Libreville, Gabon
+241 73 19 63
+241 73 53 19
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
at 31.12.2015 (via U.S. State Department Human Rights Report)
|Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)|| |
based on an estimated national population of 1.77 million at end of 2015 (from United Nations figures)
|Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)|| |
(16.1.2014 - minors; from figures for Libreville central prison only)
|Number of establishments / institutions|| |
(2015 - in addition to the nine prisons there are some jails and detention centres)
|Occupancy level (based on official capacity)|| |
(Libreville's central prison held an estimated 1,753 prisoners at 16.1.2014 despite being built for only 300 - African Commission for Human Rights. No official figures have been traced for the country as a whole but according to the U.S. State Department human rights report for 2016 the physical conditions in the prisons and detention centres include ‘gross overcrowding’.)
|Prison population trend|
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
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.
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.