World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

Mali

CountryMali
Ministry responsible
Ministere de la Justice
Prison administration
Direction National de l'Administration Pénitentiaire et de l’Education Surveillée (DNAPES)
Contact address
BP 97, Bamako, Mali
Telephone
+223 221 4144 or 675 5505
Fax
+223 222 4947
Head of prison administration (and title)
Yaya Kone
Directeur National
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
5 209
at 2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report - omitting prisoners in the three northern regions of Mali)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
33
based on an estimated national population of 15.77 million at mid-2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
52.8%
(2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
2.8%
(2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.3%
(2014 - juveniles)
Number of establishments / institutions
58
(2002)
Official capacity of prison system
3 000
(mid-2009)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
223.3%
(mid-2009)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2002 4,040 38
2004 4,407 38
2009 6,700 49
2011 5,817 40
2013 4,963 32
2015 5,209 33
2002 4,040 38
2004 4,407 38
2009 6,700 49
2011 5,817 40
2013 4,963 32
2015 5,209 33
Prison population total
Prison population rate