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5. Prisons
5.2.2 Persons held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions, SENTENCED (Males and Females)
"SENTENCED PERSONS HELD" refers to the total number of persons held in adult and/or juvenile Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions after a first instance decision or a final decision on their case has been made by a competent authority. This includes sentenced persons with a final decision, persons held who are awaiting the outcome of an appeal in respect of verdict or sentence or who are within the statutory limits for appealing and persons held who have been convicted but who have not received a sentence yet. Persons held who have received a custodial sentence for one crime but are still under trial and unsentenced for another crime should be counted as sentenced persons held.

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

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Antigua and Barbuda2012163 
Argentina202052,035 
Bahamas2019652 
Barbados2019139 
Belize2019926 
Bolivia20196,495 
Brazil2019521,092 
Canada201823,080 
Chile201931,591 
Colombia201982,605 
Costa Rica201912,437 
Dominica2019217 
Dominican Republic20165,627 
Ecuador201925,109 
El Salvador201927,960 
Grenada2019339 
Guatemala201913,907 
Guyana20191,304 
Haiti20101,705 
Honduras20199,512 
Jamaica20192,870 
Mexico2018126,787 
Nicaragua20105,355 
Panama201910,211 
Paraguay20194,157 
Peru201960,669 
Saint Kitts and Nevis2019136 
Saint Lucia2019177 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2019354 
Suriname2019920 
Trinidad and Tobago20152,324 
United States20191,569,900 
Uruguay20198,986 
Venezuela201216,409 
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