Grenada

CountryGrenada
Ministry responsible
Ministry of National Security
Prison administration
Her Majesty's Prison
Contact address
Her Majesty's Prison, Richmond Hill, St George's, Grenada
Telephone
+1 473 440 2298
Fax
+1 473 440 7425
Email
hmpgnd@caribsurf.com
Head of prison administration (and title)
Ashley ‘Ram’ Folkes
Commissioner of Prisons
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
450
at September 2015 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
421
based on an estimated national population of 107,000 at September 2015 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
15.2%
(31.12.2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.9%
(September 2015)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.0%
(31.12.2014 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
3.1%
(31.12.2014)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2015 - Richmond Hill)
Official capacity of prison system
198
(September 2015)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
227.3%
(September 2015)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1998 327 324
2002 297 291
2004 182 177
2006 334 324
2008 386 371
2010 432 411
2012 441 420
2014 484 457
1998 327 324
2002 297 291
2004 182 177
2006 334 324
2008 386 371
2010 432 411
2012 441 420
2014 484 457

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. 

                                                   GRENADA

Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2002
2005
2009

45
41
79

15.2%
17.3%
20.3%

44
40
76

2014

78

15.2%

73

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. 

Prison population total
Prison population rate