World Prison Brief

Institute for Criminal Policy Research

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
2015 30,568 583
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
2015 30,568 583
Prison population total
Prison population rate