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05. Prisons
5.1.2 Adults held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions
"ADULTS HELD IN PRISONS" means the total number of adults held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions on a specified day, and should exclude non-criminal prisoners held for administrative purposes, including 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).]

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Antigua and Barbuda2012361 
Argentina2019100,634 
Bahamas20191,577 
Barbados2019778 
Belize20191,975 
Bolivia201918,208 
Brazil2019755,274 
Canada201837,854 
Chile201945,121 
Colombia2019123,802 
Costa Rica201916,402 
Dominica2019510 
Dominican Republic201616,750 
Ecuador201939,251 
El Salvador201938,115 
Grenada2019435 
Guatemala201925,436 
Guyana20192,035 
Haiti20139,904 
Honduras201921,625 
Jamaica20193,759 
Mexico2018194,735 
Nicaragua201917,723 
Panama201917,733 
Paraguay201915,344 
Peru201995,548 
Saint Kitts and Nevis2019265 
Saint Lucia2019508 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2019825 
Suriname20191,268 
Trinidad and Tobago20157,299 
United States20192,070,100 
Uruguay201911,525 
Venezuela201248,262 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas20123,637,066 
02. Caribbean201246,582 
03. Central America201293,009 
04. North America20122,593,044 
05. South America2012901,219 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).