Guernsey (United Kingdom)

CountryGuernsey (United Kingdom)
Ministry responsible
States of Guernsey Home Affairs Committee
Prison administration
Guernsey States Prison
Contact address
Les Nicolles, St. Sampson, Guernsey, GY2 4YF
Telephone
+44 1481 248376
Fax
+44 1481 247837
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
David Matthews
Governor
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
97
at 29.9.2017 (Guernsey prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
147
based on an estimated national population of 65,950 at September 2017 (from States of Guernsey figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
26.8%
(29.9.2017)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
5.2%
(29.9.2017)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
2.1%
(29.9.2017 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.1%
(29.9.2017)
Number of establishments / institutions
1
(2017 - Les Nicolles)
Official capacity of prison system
134
(21.4.2017 - certified normal accommodation)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
61.2%
(21.4.2017)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 59 94
2002 75 119
2004 93 146
2006 117 183
2008 87 134
2010 75 114
2012 117 178
2014 98 150
2016 91 139
2000 59 94
2002 75 119
2004 93 146
2006 117 183
2008 87 134
2010 75 114
2012 117 178
2014 98 150
2016 91 139

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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. 

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Year

Number in
pre-trial/remand
imprisonment

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

1999
2004
2010

16
21
20

23.9%
19.6%
31.9%

26
33
33

2017

26

26.8%

39

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