World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Djibouti

CountryDjibouti
Ministry responsible
Ministère de la Justice, des Affaires Pénitentiaires et Musulmanes
Prison administration
Direction de l'Administration Pénitentiaire
Contact address
BP12, Dijbouti
Fax
+253 2135 54 20
Head of prison administration (and title)
Mohamed Djama Yonis
Directeur de la prison central de Gabode
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
Circa
600
at 2015 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
Circa
67
based on an estimated national population of 900,000 at mid-2015 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
Circa
50.0%
(2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
Circa
5.0%
(2015)
Number of establishments / institutions
2
(2015 - central prison at Gabode and small regional prison at Obock.)
Official capacity of prison system
350
(2015 - capacity of Gabode prison)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
171.4%
(2015 - occupancy level in Gabode prison)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 c 200 c 27
2002 c 400 c 53
2009 525 64
2011 750 89
2013 550 63
2015 c 600 c 67
2000 c 200 c 27
2002 c 400 c 53
2009 525 64
2011 750 89
2013 550 63
2015 c 600 c 67
Prison population total
Prison population rate