Ministry of the Interior
Rwanda Correctional Service
P.O. Box 6516, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 736 992 495
+250 788 445 066
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
(Brigadier General) George Rwigamba
Commissioner General of Prisons
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
at October 2019 (National Human Rights Commission)
|Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)|| |
based on an estimated national population of 12.71 million at October 2019 (from United Nations figures)
|Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Juveniles / minors / young prisoners incl. definition (percentage of prison population)|| |
(May 2017 - under 18)
|Foreign prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Number of establishments / institutions|| |
(2017 - 13 prisons, 1 rehabilitation centre for juveniles)
|Official capacity of prison system|| |
|Occupancy level (based on official capacity)|| |
|Prison population trend|
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
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.
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 table below gives an indication of the prison population trend. The figures after the plus signs show those held in connection with genocide-related offences committed in 1994.
10,021 + c. 135,000
135 + c. 1,812