Tonga

CountryTonga
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Police, Prisons and Fire Services
Prison administration
Tonga Prison Department
Contact address
P.O. Box 828, Nuku' Alofa, Tonga
Telephone
+676 32269
Fax
+676 32145
Email
prisons@kalianet.to
Head of prison administration (and title)
Sione Falemanu
Commissioner of Prisons
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
176
at July 2014 (via U.S. State Department human rights report)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
166
based on an estimated national population of 106,000 at July 2014 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
7.4%
(July 2014)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
4.5%
(July 2014)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
9.7%
(July 2014 - under 20)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.0%
(mid-2014)
Number of establishments / institutions
4
(2014)
Official capacity of prison system
200
(September 2013)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
81.5%
(September 2013)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
2000 106 108
2002 110 111
2004 116 116
2006 102 101
2008 106 103
2010 159 152
2012 158 150
2015 176 166
2000 106 108
2002 110 111
2004 116 116
2006 102 101
2008 106 103
2010 159 152
2012 158 150
2015 176 166
Prison population total
Prison population rate