|Country||Democratic Republic of Congo|
Ministry of Justice
Directorate of Penitentiary Services
Place de l'Indépendance, Commune de Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
+243 884 2522
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
Director of Prisons
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
at 2015 (United Nations Development Programme)
|Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)|| |
based on an estimated national population of 71.25 million at mid-2015 (from United Nations figures)
|Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Number of establishments / institutions|| |
(2013 - number of prisons that are functional)
|Occupancy level (based on official capacity)|| |
(In 2016, Makala Central Prison in Kinshasa, with an official capacity of 1,500 held 8,000 prisoners. No official figures have been traced for the country as a whole but according to the U.S. State Department human rights report for 2016 the physical conditions in the prisons and detention centres include 'gross overcrowding'.)
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.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
*These figures are for the main prisons only. Full figures are not available
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.)