French Guiana/Guyane (France)

CountryFrench Guiana/Guyane (France)
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice, France
Contact address
La Matourienne, BP 150, 97394 Remiré-Montjoly Cedex, Guyane
Telephone
+33 5 94 35 58 28
Head of prison administration (and title)
Jean-Philippe Mayol
Directeur des Services Pénitentiaires
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
727
at 1.7.2018 (French Ministry of Justice)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
251
based on an estimated national population of 290,000 at beginning of 2018 (from new United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
25.9%
(1.10.2016)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
9.9%
(1.7.2018)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.2%
(1.7.2018 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
63.0%
(18.2.2011)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2018 - Remiré Montjoly)
Official capacity of prison system
613
(1.7.2018)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
118.6%
(1.7.2018)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1998 347 228
2001 423 247
2002 532 299
2004 691 347
2006 630 297
2008 658 293
2010 715 306
2012 654 262
2014 680 258
2016 879 316
1998 347 228
2001 423 247
2002 532 299
2004 691 347
2006 630 297
2008 658 293
2010 715 306
2012 654 262
2014 680 258
2016 879 316

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.

                                          FRENCH GUIANA/GUYANE  

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2003
2008
2015

34
56
61

5.8%
8.5%
8.4%

18.4
25.2
23.3

2018

72

9.9%

24.8

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