Bermuda (United Kingdom)

CountryBermuda (United Kingdom)
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Labour, Home Affairs and Public Safety
Prison administration
Department of Corrections
Contact address
Prison Headquarters, PO Box HM264, Hamilton HM AX, Bermuda
Telephone
+1 441 295 4975
Fax
+1 441 295 7718
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
(Lieut. Colonel) Edward Lamb
Commissioner of Corrections
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
230
at 31.7.2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
354
based on an estimated national population of 65,000 at July 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
9.6%
(31.10.2007)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.7%
(31.7.2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(31.7.2014 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
11.5%
(31.10.2007)
Number of establishments / institutions
3
(2015 - Westgate Correctional Facility, medium / maximum security for adult males; Farm Facility; Co-educational Facility for adult females and Senior Training School for prisoners aged 16-21)
Official capacity of prison system
385
(31.7.2014)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
59.7%
(31.7.2014)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 298 473
2003 325 508
2006 305 477
2009 278 428
2012 252 388
2000 298 473
2003 325 508
2006 305 477
2009 278 428
2012 252 388

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.

                                                      BERMUDA

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2000
2003
2007

20
36
14

6.7%
5.6%
5.4%

31.7
56.2
21.5

2014

13

5.7%

20.0

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