Comoros

CountryComoros
Ministry responsible
Ministère de la Justice, de l’Administration Pénitentiaire et des Affaires Islamique
Prison administration
Direction des Affaires Pénitentiaires
Contact address
Maison d'arrêt Moroni, Moroni, Comoros
Telephone
+269 74 64 41
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Ahamada Youssouf Kassim
Directeur General
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
148
at October 2016 (via U.S. State Department human rights report - total in the national prison in Moroni; excludes a small number in the other two prisons.)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
19
based on an estimated national population of 792,000 at October 2016 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
29.0%
(31.12.2015)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
1.4%
(October 2016)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
5.2%
(October 2014 - juveniles)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.7%
(October 2014)
Number of establishments / institutions
3
(2015 - prisons in Moroni, on Moheli and on Anjouan)
Official capacity of prison system
60
(October 2016 - capacity of the national prison in Moroni)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
246.7%
(October 2016 - occupancy level in Moroni prison)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1998 c 200 c 40
2009 c 150 c 22
2013 206 28
2015 145 19
1998 c 200 c 40
2009 c 150 c 22
2013 206 28
2015 145 19

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)

2010

2

1.5%

0.3

2016

2

1.4%

0.3

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