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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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Countries
 
    
Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina202095,852 
Bahamas20191,590 
Barbados2019874 
Belize20192,066 
Bolivia201818,368 
Brazil2019755,274 
Canada201938,590 
Chile202042,917 
Colombia2013121,827 
Costa Rica202015,694 
Dominica2019518 
Dominican Republic201616,750 
Ecuador201939,787 
El Salvador201429,694 
Grenada2019435 
Guatemala201926,443 
Guyana20192,035 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201516,158 
Jamaica20193,964 
Mexico2020211,154 
Nicaragua201917,906 
Panama201918,160 
Paraguay201915,597 
Peru201997,645 
Saint Kitts and Nevis------ 
Saint Lucia2020509 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2019826 
Suriname20191,329 
Trinidad and Tobago20157,447 
United States20201,675,400 
Uruguay------ 
Venezuela------ 
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).