Turkmenistan

CountryTurkmenistan
Ministry responsible
Ministry of Internal Affairs
Head of prison administration (and title)
Rahman Khaitmuradov
Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)
30 568
at 2013 (Union of Independent Journalists of Central Asia)
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
583
based on an estimated national population of 5.24 million at mid-2013 (from United Nations figures)
Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)
Circa
14.0%
(January 2010)
Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)
Circa
6.5%
(2013)
Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)
0.7%
(2006 - under 18)
Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)
0.7%
(2006)
Number of establishments / institutions
22
(2010 - 6 pre-trial institutions, 12 prison colonies, 3 treatment centres, 1 institution for military personnel serving sentences)
Official capacity of prison system
12 882
(2006)
Occupancy level (based on official capacity)
85.0%
(2006)
Prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1998 c 18,000 c 410
2000 c 22,000 c 488
2003 15,460 332
2006 10,953 228
2010 c 26,500 c 522
1998 c 18,000 c 410
2000 c 22,000 c 488
2003 15,460 332
2006 10,953 228
2010 c 26,500 c 522

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. 

                                                TURKMENISTAN

Year

Number of
female
prisoners

Percentage
of total
prison population

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

2003
2006

1,507
1,351

9.7%
12.3%

32.4
28.1

2013

c. 2,000

c. 6.5%

c. 38.2

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