|Country||Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea|
Ministry of Public Safety
Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
The U.S. State Department human rights report for 2016 says that estimates of the prison population total range between 80,000 and 120,000.
|Number of establishments / institutions|| |
‘’NGO reports documented six types of detention facilities: kwanliso (political penal-labor camps), kyohwaso (correctional or re-education centers), kyoyangso (labor-reform centers), jipkyulso (collection centers for low-level criminals), rodong danryeondae (labor-training centers), and kuryujang or kamok (interrogation facilities or jails.” (U.S. State Department human rights report for 2015)