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5. Prisons
5.1.1 Total number of persons held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions
Total number of persons held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions on a specified day and should exclude non-criminal prisoners held for administrative purposes, for example, persons held pending investigation into their immigration status or foreign citizens without a legal right to stay.

[Source: Data are provided by Member States through the United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS). Definition is also from the United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS), Definitions Section.]



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Antigua and Barbuda2020477 
Argentina202095,852 
Bahamas20201,451 
Barbados2020904 
Belize20201,902 
Bolivia202017,305 
Brazil2019755,274 
Canada201938,590 
Chile202042,917 
Colombia2013121,827 
Costa Rica202015,694 
Dominica2020366 
Dominican Republic202027,592 
Ecuador202039,194 
El Salvador201939,961 
Grenada2020355 
Guatemala202026,529 
Guyana20152,010 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201516,158 
Jamaica20203,717 
Mexico2020211,154 
Nicaragua201917,906 
Panama202018,229 
Paraguay202014,104 
Peru202088,475 
Saint Kitts and Nevis2020201 
Saint Lucia2020509 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2020708 
Suriname2020830 
Trinidad and Tobago20157,447 
United States20201,675,400 
Uruguay------ 
Venezuela------ 
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).