World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Maldives

CountryMaldives
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Home Affairs
Prison administration
a) Maldives Correctional Service (convicted prisoners), b) Maldives Police Service (pre-trial detainees)
Contact address
a) Orchid Magu Street, Male, Republic of Maldives
Telephone
+960 332 0055
Fax
+960 331 3727
Website
Head of prison administration (and title)
a) Mohamed Husham
a) Commissioner of Prisons
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
1 513
at August 2015 - number in Maldives Correctional Service institutions (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 359,000 at August 2015 (from United Nations figures)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.3%
(2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.3%
(2013 - juveniles)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
1.1%
(of convicted prisoners, 2004)
Number of establishments / institutions
6
(2015 - prisons at Maafushi, Asseryi and Male and detention centre at Hulhumale are Maldives Correctional Service institutions; pre-trial detention centre at Dhoonidhoo and custodial centre at Male are Maldives Police Service institutions.)
Official capacity of prison system
885
(August 2015 - capacity of Maldives Correctional Service institutions)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
171.0%
(August 2015 - occupancy of Maldives Correctional Service institutions)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 2,166 793
2002 1,889 667
2004 1,110 384
2006 1,489 491
2008 993 316
2010 830 255
2012 994 294
2014 1,200 341
2015 1,513 421
2000 2,166 793
2002 1,889 667
2004 1,110 384
2006 1,489 491
2008 993 316
2010 830 255
2012 994 294
2014 1,200 341
2015 1,513 421

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