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06. Prison System
12. Sentenced Persons Held
"SENTENCED PERSONS HELD" refers to the total number of persons held in adult and/or juvenile Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions after a first instance decision or a final decision on their case has been made by a competent authority. This includes sentenced persons with a final decision, persons held who are awaiting the outcome of an appeal in respect of verdict or sentence or who are within the statutory limits for appealing and persons held who have been convicted but who have not received a sentence yet.
[Source: United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS) 2016]

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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda2012163 
Argentina201331,292 
Bahamas2011708 
Barbados2014501 
Belize20091,114 
Bolivia20132,467 
Brazil2010228,102 
Canada201325,509 
Chile201437,280 
Colombia201475,526 
Costa Rica201310,583 
Dominica2012205 
Dominican Republic201211,704 
Ecuador201412,747 
El Salvador201422,549 
Grenada2014417 
Guatemala20127,842 
Guyana20131,287 
Haiti20101,705 
Honduras20147,889 
Jamaica20143,230 
Mexico2014179,831 
Nicaragua20105,355 
Panama20124,964 
Paraguay20142,665 
Peru201434,852 
Saint Kitts and Nevis2012216 
Saint Lucia2012336 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2012285 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago20141,354 
United States20141,755,400 
Uruguay20143,288 
Venezuela201216,409 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas------ 
02. Caribbean------ 
03. Central America------ 
04. North America------ 
05. South America------ 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).