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05. Prisons
5.1.3b Juveniles held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions (Females)
"Juveniles Held (Girls)" means the total number of Female juveniles held in Prisons, Penal institutions, Correctional institutions or detention centers for juveniles on a specified day, and should exclude non-criminal Female juveniles held for administrative purposes, including Female juveniles held pending investigation into their immigration status or Female juveniles who are foreign citizen without a legal right to stay.
In the law a “JUVENILE” is defined as a minor who is not old enough to be held responsible for criminal acts. “Juvenile” is a minor or person who is of certain minimum age but still under the age of legal competence. The minority is determined according to what each country’s legislation establishes; however, a majority of countries establish that a person is no longer a minor after reaching the age of 18. Therefore an individual charged with a crime who is between the minimum age established by the country’s legislation and 18, is considered a juvenile.


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Antigua and Barbuda------ 
Argentina201818 
Bahamas20193 
Barbados201929 
Belize20192 
Bolivia2012141 
Brazil20131,042 
Canada2006404 
Chile201974 
Colombia201173 
Costa Rica20197 
Dominica20190 
Dominican Republic200613 
Ecuador201936 
El Salvador2014139 
Grenada20190 
Guatemala2019160 
Guyana20150 
Haiti201123 
Honduras201126 
Jamaica201954 
Mexico2018113 
Nicaragua20195 
Panama20196 
Paraguay201910 
Peru201992 
Saint Kitts and Nevis20100 
Saint Lucia20191 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines20191 
Suriname20190 
Trinidad and Tobago201518 
United States2019700 
Uruguay20079 
Venezuela------ 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas20119,379 
02. Caribbean------ 
03. Central America2011143 
04. North America20118,837 
05. South America------ 
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