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5. Prisons
5.5.1.1 Total number of persons entering prisons, of which: SENTENCED
All persons entering Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions during the course of the year, after a sentence (first instance decision or a final decision) was pronounced by a competent authority. It includes 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, as long as the persons are sentenced. 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------ 
Argentina------ 
Bahamas20191,024 
Barbados2017264 
Belize2019926 
Bolivia------ 
Brazil2019521,092 
Canada201873 
Chile201939,157 
Colombia201929,690 
Costa Rica------ 
Dominica2019188 
Dominican Republic------ 
Ecuador------ 
El Salvador------ 
Grenada2019498 
Guatemala201913,907 
Guyana20191,415 
Haiti------ 
Honduras20173,585 
Jamaica------ 
Mexico2017101,038 
Nicaragua20193,663 
Panama------ 
Paraguay20194,157 
Peru20194,120 
Saint Kitts and Nevis------ 
Saint Lucia201951 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2019353 
Suriname2019369 
Trinidad and Tobago------ 
United States2019577,000 
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).