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05. Prisons
5.5.1 Total number of persons entering prisons
All persons entering Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions during the course of the year. This includes persons entering pre-sentence detention and persons entering prisons after a sentence was pronounced by a competent authority, as well as entries that occurred after the revocation, suspension or annulment of a conditional release or probation and entries that occurred due to transfers from a foreign country. Entry following a period of authorised absence or temporary prison leave should be excluded.

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


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Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina201590,181 
Bahamas20192,482 
Barbados2017919 
Belize------ 
Bolivia------ 
Brazil2019755,274 
Canada20181,452 
Chile201979,097 
Colombia201943,845 
Costa Rica20197,213 
Dominica2019430 
Dominican Republic------ 
Ecuador201576,789 
El Salvador201510,571 
Grenada2019846 
Guatemala201925,436 
Guyana20193,402 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201712,640 
Jamaica20171,197 
Mexico------ 
Nicaragua20199,462 
Panama201517,811 
Paraguay201915,597 
Peru201919,223 
Saint Kitts and Nevis------ 
Saint Lucia2019398 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2019826 
Suriname2019469 
Trinidad and Tobago------ 
United States2015608,300 
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).