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06. Prison System
39. Official Capacity of adult Prisons
"OFFICIAL CAPACITY OF ADULT PRISONS" means the intended number of places available at adult Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions as at 31 December without overcrowding, excluding places/capacity used for detention of persons on the basis of immigration status.
[Source: United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS) 2016]

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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda2009150 
Argentina201364,414 
Bahamas20111,348 
Barbados20141,250 
Belize20122,000 
Bolivia20124,864 
Brazil2012318,739 
Canada201338,463 
Chile201440,409 
Colombia201376,066 
Costa Rica20148,908 
Dominica2012300 
Dominican Republic201112,635 
Ecuador201423,475 
El Salvador20148,490 
Grenada2014200 
Guatemala20138,674 
Guyana20131,580 
Haiti20092,448 
Honduras20148,603 
Jamaica20143,686 
Mexico2014173,400 
Nicaragua20138,737 
Panama20148,566 
Paraguay20146,645 
Peru201432,190 
Saint Kitts and Nevis2012212 
Saint Lucia2012500 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2012488 
Suriname20081,188 
Trinidad and Tobago20144,661 
United States20142,140,321 
Uruguay20149,095 
Venezuela201118,515 
Regions
 
    
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* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).