Tajikistan

CountryTajikistan
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Justice
Prison administration
Central Prison Administration
Contact address
44 Telman Street, district of Ismail Somoni, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Telephone
+7 10 992 372 2248792
Fax
+7 10 992 21 80 66
Head of prison administration (and title)
Izatullo Sharipovich Sharipov
Director General
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
9 317
at December 2010 (national prison administration)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
121
based on an estimated national population of 7.7 million at December 2010 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
15.0%
(1.1.2008)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
1.6%
(1.1.2008)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
1.0%
(1.1.2008 - juveniles)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.9%
(of sentenced prisoners, 1.1.2008)
Number of establishments / institutions
22
(2016 - 12 pre-trial institutions, 10 prisons)
Official capacity of prison system
11 950
(1.1.2008 - 2,500 in pre-trial institutions, 9,450 in prisons)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
61.5%
(1.1.2008 - 44.0% in pre-trial institutions, 66.1% in prisons)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2001 c 11,000 c 175
2003 c 10,000 c 152
2006 10,804 157
2008 7,350 102
2010 9,317 121
2001 c 11,000 c 175
2003 c 10,000 c 152
2006 10,804 157
2008 7,350 102
2010 9,317 121

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. 

                                                   TAJIKISTAN

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2006

511

4.7%

7.4

2008

118

1.6%

1.6

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