Ministry of Interior and Wildlife Conservation
National Prison Service of South Sudan (NPSSS)
|Head of prison administration (and title)|| |
(Lt. General) Henry Kuany Aguar
|Prison population total (including pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners)|| |
at December 2019 (national prison administration - total is in excess of 7,000)
|Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)|| |
based on an estimated national population of 13.92 million at December 2019 (from United Nations figures)
|Pre-trial detainees / remand prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Female prisoners (percentage of prison population)|| |
|Number of establishments / institutions|| |
(June 2011 - Juba Central Prison is the largest)
|Occupancy level (based on official capacity)|| |
(Juba prison was constructed for 400 prisoners but held 1,317 in September 2015)
|Prison population trend|
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
Open-air prison to be no more as UNMISS initiates renovation of facilities for inmates in Cueibet in Greater Lakes
South Sudan prison officers trained in record-keeping
Official says prisons overcrowded in South Sudan
Four inmates die at Wau’s central prison
Sanitary conditions in Torit state prison inadequate, say women’s group
US State Department Human Rights Country Report 2013: South Sudan
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.)