|Country||American Samoa (USA)|
Department of Public Safety
P.O.Box 1086, Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
+1 684 633 1111
+1 684 633 7296
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
Le’i Sonny Thompson
Commissioner of Public Safety
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
at March 2022 (Department of Public Safety)
|Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)|| |
based on an estimated national population of 56,000 at March 2022 (from United Nations figures)
|Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Number of establishments / institutions|| |
(2017 - Territorial Correctional Facility, Tafuna)
|Official capacity of prison system|| |
(31.12.2007 - rated capacity)
|Occupancy level (based on official capacity)|| |
|Prison population trend|
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
Lack of food, overcrowding among issues at prison
Overcrowding in American Samoa prison
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.
AMERICAN SAMOA (USA)
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 trend up to 2000
The figures below give an indication of the prison population trend in the years up to 2000. They supplement the more recent figures that are shown at the foot of the Overview page and in the graphs below.
Prison population rate