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06. Prison System
11. Persons Held Unsentenced or in Pre-trial detention (percentage)
Total number of "Persons Held Unsentenced or in Pre-trial detention" as a PERCENTAGE of the total prison population [Persons Held Unsentenced or in Pre-trial detention (%) = TNPD*100 /TNPP; where TNPD= total number of persons held unsentenced or in pre-trial detention; and TNPP= total prison population].
"PERSONS HELD UNSENTENCED OR IN PRE-TRIAL DETENTION" refers to persons held in adult and/or juvenile Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions who are untried, pre-trial or awaiting a first instance decision on their case from a competent authority regarding their conviction or acquittal.
INCLUSIONS: Persons held before and during the trial should be included.
EXCLUSIONS: Sentenced persons held awaiting the outcome of an appeal in respect of verdict or sentence or who are within the statutory limits for appealing their sentence should be excluded.
[Source: United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS) 2016]


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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda201255 
Argentina201350 
Bahamas201145 
Barbados201442 
Belize201234 
Bolivia201383 
Brazil201236 
Canada201333 
Chile201425 
Colombia201434 
Costa Rica201422 
Dominica201225 
Dominican Republic201253 
Ecuador201440 
El Salvador201420 
Grenada201415 
Guatemala201354 
Guyana201336 
Haiti201373 
Honduras201447 
Jamaica201421 
Mexico201450 
Nicaragua201021 
Panama201266 
Paraguay201475 
Peru201452 
Saint Kitts and Nevis201325 
Saint Lucia201241 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines201231 
Suriname200950 
Trinidad and Tobago201463 
United States201421 
Uruguay201466 
Venezuela201266 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas201226 
02. Caribbean201246 
03. Central America201240 
04. North America201222 
05. South America201237 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).