Slovenia

CountrySlovenia
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice (Ministrstvo za Pravosodje)
Prison administration
National Prison Administration (Uprava za Izvrsevanje Kazenskih Sankcij)
Contact address
Jesenkova 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Telephone
+386 1 400 56 70
Fax
+386 1 400 56 20
Website
Email
gp.ursiks@gov.si
Head of prison administration (and title)
Jože Podržaj
Director General
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
1 323
at 31.12.2016 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
64
based on an estimated national population of 2.07 million at end of 2016 (from Eurostat figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
16.7%
(31.12.2016)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
8.2%
(31.12.2016)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.6%
(1.9.2016 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
9.3%
(1.9.2016)
Number of establishments / institutions
7
(2015 - 6 prisons, 1 correctional home for juveniles. The 6 prisons have facilities at 13 different locations.)
Official capacity of prison system
1 322
(1.9.2016)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
98.0%
(1.9.2016)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 1,148 58
2002 1,099 55
2004 1,085 54
2006 1,257 63
2008 1,374 68
2010 1,304 64
2012 1,410 68
2014 1,488 72
2000 1,148 58
2002 1,099 55
2004 1,085 54
2006 1,257 63
2008 1,374 68
2010 1,304 64
2012 1,410 68
2014 1,488 72

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. 

                                                     SLOVENIA

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

335
327
338

29.2%
28.2%
25.9%

17
16
16

2016

221

16.7%

11

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.

                                                    SLOVENIA

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2000
2005
2010

40
48
53

3.5%
4.2%
3.9%

2.0
2.4
2.6

2016

109

8.2%

5.3

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