Albania

CountryAlbania
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice (Ministria e Drejtesise)
Prison administration
General Directorate of Prisons
Contact address
Rr. Abdi Toptani, Tirana, Albania
Telephone
+355 4 225 4544/162
Fax
+355 4 228 292
Website
Email
info@dpbsh.gov.al
Head of prison administration (and title)
Miklovan Kopani
Director General
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
5 447
at April 2017 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
189
based on an estimated national population of 2.88 million at April 2017 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
49.4%
(April 2017)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
1.9%
(30.4.2016)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.2%
(April 2017 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
1.4%
(January 2017)
Number of establishments / institutions
23
(2017)
Official capacity of prison system
5 455
(30.4.2016)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
105.8%
(30.4.2016)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2001 3,053 99
2003 3,778 121
2005 4,356 139
2007 4,554 144
2009 4,667 146
2011 4,779 167
2013 5,201 179
2015 5,934 205
2001 3,053 99
2003 3,778 121
2005 4,356 139
2007 4,554 144
2009 4,667 146
2011 4,779 167
2013 5,201 179
2015 5,934 205

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. 

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Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

Pre-trial/remand
population rate
(per 100,000 of
national population)

2001
2005
2010
2015

1,458
1,727
1,880
3,039

47.8%
39.6%
39.6%
51.2%

47
55
59
105

2017

2,691

49.4%

93

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. 

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.

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Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2005
2008
2010

103
126
93

3.0%
2.6%
2.0%

3.3
4.0
2.9

2016

110

1.9%

3.8

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