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06. Prison System
01. Adults Held in Prisons
"ADULTS HELD IN PRISONS" means the total number of adults held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions on a specified day, and should exclude non-criminal prisoners held for administrative purposes, including persons held pending investigation into their immigration status or foreign citizens without a legal right to stay.
[Source: United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS) 2016]

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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda2012361 
Argentina201364,109 
Bahamas20121,600 
Barbados2014864 
Belize20121,562 
Bolivia201314,771 
Brazil2012548,003 
Canada201336,845 
Chile201447,683 
Colombia2014113,623 
Costa Rica201413,620 
Dominica2012275 
Dominican Republic201224,744 
Ecuador201423,531 
El Salvador201428,334 
Grenada2014509 
Guatemala201316,877 
Guyana20131,998 
Haiti20139,904 
Honduras201414,837 
Jamaica20143,795 
Mexico2014223,656 
Nicaragua20128,846 
Panama201414,876 
Paraguay201410,847 
Peru201471,961 
Saint Kitts and Nevis2013380 
Saint Lucia2012568 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2012410 
Suriname20101,010 
Trinidad and Tobago20143,228 
United States20142,217,700 
Uruguay20149,542 
Venezuela201248,262 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas20123,637,066 
02. Caribbean201246,582 
03. Central America201293,009 
04. North America20122,593,044 
05. South America2012901,219 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).