|Country||United Arab Emirates|
Ministry of Interior
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
(Brigadier) Hamad Al Shamesi
Director-General of Punitive and Correctional Establishments
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
at 2014 (via United Nations Crime Trends Survey)
|Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)|| |
based on an estimated national population of 9.45 million at mid-2014 (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)|| |
(2014 - under 18)
|Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Number of establishments / institutions|| |
(2006 - 14 for adults, 7 for juveniles.)
|Official capacity of prison system|| |
|Occupancy level (based on official capacity)|| |
|Prison population trend|
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
Soon, jail inmates' radio station in Sharjah
Judges show leniency amid growing liberalisation of UAE justice system
Sweeping reforms to UAE penal code include harsher penalties and up to Dh1m in fines
Programme gives former UAE inmates fresh shot at life
UAE releases nearly 1,000 inmates on Eid
US State Department Human Rights Country Report 2013: United Arab Emirates
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.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
*These figures relate only to convicted prisoners. Full figures are not available.
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.)