World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)

CountryCayman Islands (United Kingdom)
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Home Affairs
Prison administration
Cayman Islands Prison Service
Contact address
P.O. Box 1807, Grand Cayman KY1-1109, Cayman Islands
Telephone
+1 345 947 3000
Fax
+1 345 947 3014
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Neil Lavis
Commissioner of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
224
at 5.4.2016 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
369
based on an estimated national population of 60,700 at April 2016 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
29.6%
(January 2015)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.8%
(5.4.2016)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.0%
(31.8.2009 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
19.0%
(January 2015)
Number of establishments / institutions
3
(2015 - Northward (males) and Fairbanks (females), Eagle House Rehabilitation Centre (juveniles and young prisoners)
Official capacity of prison system
170
(January 2015 - certified normal accommodation of the two prisons; capacity of Eagle House in 2013 was 40.)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
120.6%
(January 2015 - occupancy level of the two prisons)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 227 565
2002 231 544
2004 188 425
2006 210 404
2008 203 363
2010 212 382
2012 185 330
2014 186 326
2015 224 369
2000 227 565
2002 231 544
2004 188 425
2006 210 404
2008 203 363
2010 212 382
2012 185 330
2014 186 326
2015 224 369

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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. 

                                          CAYMAN ISLANDS

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

1999
2004
2009

19
46
38

7.8%
24.6%
19.6%

48
125
67

2015

56

29.6%

103

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.

                                        CAYMAN ISLANDS

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2000
2005
2010

24
16
11

10.6%
8.4%
5.2%

59.7
33.1
19.8

2016

13

5.8%

21.4

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