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06. Criminal Justice System Personnel & Capacity
6.5.3 Official Capacity of Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions (Males and Females-All ages)
“Official Capacity of Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions (Males and Females-All ages)" means the intended number of places available at Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions for Males and Females of all ages (including Juvenile institutions) as at 31 December, for which the facility was designed either at the time of construction of the prison facility or following structural refurbishments/renovations. This excludes places/capacity used for detention of persons on the basis of immigration status.

[Source: United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS), Section on Definitions.]



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Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina------ 
Bahamas20191,600 
Barbados20191,274 
Belize20192,100 
Bolivia------ 
Brazil------ 
Canada------ 
Chile201940,444 
Colombia201980,260 
Costa Rica201710,783 
Dominica2019286 
Dominican Republic------ 
Ecuador201930,087 
El Salvador201510,642 
Grenada2019200 
Guatemala20197,519 
Guyana20171,505 
Haiti------ 
Honduras201914,820 
Jamaica------ 
Mexico2017133,536 
Nicaragua201912,717 
Panama------ 
Paraguay20199,823 
Peru------ 
Saint Kitts and Nevis------ 
Saint Lucia------ 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2019826 
Suriname------ 
Trinidad and Tobago------ 
United States20192,134,500 
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).