Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Total

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Data shown in the highest to lowest lists are the most recent available but not necessarily from the same date. Please click on each individual country to see the date to which the data refer. As it is not possible to obtain meaningful comparative data on numbers of children in custody in different countries, we do not include juvenile imprisonment data in the highest to lowest lists.

Ranking Title Prison Population Total
  Ecuador 32940
  Colombia 102626
  Paraguay 17712
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 1022
  Chile 56322
  Peru 96358
  Argentina 117810
  Bolivia 25291
  Brazil 839672
  Uruguay 14965
  Guyana 2156
  Venezuela 67200
  Suriname 1000