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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 
Argentina202155,933 
Bahamas2021723 
Barbados2021496 
Belize2021680 
Bolivia20216,548 
Brazil2017466,816 
Canada202118,305 
Chile202126,908 
Colombia202171,318 
Costa Rica202012,314 
Dominica2020163 
Dominican Republic202111,428 
Ecuador202122,390 
El Salvador201929,574 
Grenada2021415 
Guatemala202012,488 
Guyana20211,132 
Haiti20101,705 
Honduras202110,121 
Jamaica20212,789 
Mexico2021126,874 
Nicaragua20105,355 
Panama202112,272 
Paraguay20214,456 
Peru202154,840 
Saint Kitts and Nevis202141 
Saint Lucia2021172 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2020299 
Suriname2021657 
Trinidad and Tobago20201,396 
United States20211,305,100 
Uruguay202112,076 
Venezuela201216,409 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas------ 
02. Caribbean20206,982 
03. Central America202160,470 
04. North America20211,450,279 
05. South America------ 
* Alertamerica adopts the use of commas to indicate figures un the thousands (1,000) while points signal decimals (10.5).