Georgia

CountryGeorgia
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Corrections and Probation
Prison administration
Penitentiary Department
Contact address
83a Gorgasali Street, 0105 Tbilisi, Georgia
Telephone
+995 32 75 23 85 (or 86)
Fax
+995 32 75 12 12
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
Zviad Mikhinashvili
Head of Penitentiary Department
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
9 765
at 31.7.2016 (national statistical office)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
263
based on an estimated national population of 3.72 million at end of July 2016 (national statistical office)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
11.5%
(31.7.2016)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.8%
(31.7.2016)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.2%
(31.7.2016 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.6%
(31.7.2016)
Number of establishments / institutions
15
(2016)
Official capacity of prison system
21 398
(31.7.2016)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
45.6%
(31.7.2016)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 8,349 190
2002 6,794 157
2004 7,867 182
2006 15,465 352
2008 18,659 426
2010 23,684 530
2012 19,350 432
2014 10,372 280
2016 9,765 263
2000 8,349 190
2002 6,794 157
2004 7,867 182
2006 15,465 352
2008 18,659 426
2010 23,684 530
2012 19,350 432
2014 10,372 280
2016 9,765 263

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Pre-trial/remand prison population: trend

The table below gives an indication of the recent trend in the pre-trial/remand prison population. The final row shows the latest figures available.

It consists of the number of pre-trial/remand 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 pre-trial/remand prisoners constituted on that day.  

The final column shows the pre-trial/remand population rate per 100,000 of the national population. 

                                                   GEORGIA

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

Pre-trial/remand
population rate
(per 100,000 of
national population)

2000
2005
2010

2,511
5,128
2,745

30.1%
59.2%
11.6%

57
117
61

2016

1,127

11.5%

30

It should be noted that the number of pre-trial/remand prisoners fluctuates from day to day, month to month and year to year. Consequently the above figures give an indication of the trend but the picture is inevitably incomplete.                                                      

The pre-trial/remand 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. 

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.

                                                   GEORGIA

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2000
2005
2007
2010
2012

219
283
799
1,174
926

2.6%
2.9%
4.4%
5.0%
4.8%

5.0
6.4
18.2
26.3
20.4

2016

278

2.8%

7.5

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