World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Central African Republic

CountryCentral African Republic
Ministry responsible
Ministere de la Justice
Prison administration
Administration Penitentiaire
Contact address
BP 371, Bangui, Central Africa (Centre Afrique)
Telephone
+236 61 21 92
Fax
+236 61 15 79
Head of prison administration (and title)
Etienne Koyague
Directeur
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
764
at 2015 (United Nations Mission - MINUSCA)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
16
based on an estimated national population of 4.8 million at mid-2015 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
70.2%
(in the two prisons in the capital Bangui, which hold 65% of the total prison population, November 2011)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
8.2%
(November 2011)
Number of establishments / institutions
5
(2015 - the other 52 are not in operation)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2005 c 1,000 c 25
2007 c 1,233 c 29
2009 2,145 49
2011 845 19
2015 764 16
2005 c 1,000 c 25
2007 c 1,233 c 29
2009 2,145 49
2011 845 19
2015 764 16

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