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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 
Bahamas2020609 
Barbados2020314 
Belize2020724 
Bolivia20206,282 
Brazil2019521,092 
Canada201922,248 
Chile202029,111 
Colombia202073,084 
Costa Rica202012,314 
Dominica2020163 
Dominican Republic202010,902 
Ecuador202024,154 
El Salvador201929,574 
Grenada2020170 
Guatemala202012,488 
Guyana20201,112 
Haiti20101,705 
Honduras20209,335 
Jamaica20202,757 
Mexico2020124,852 
Nicaragua20105,355 
Panama202011,038 
Paraguay20204,144 
Peru202057,701 
Saint Kitts and Nevis202097 
Saint Lucia2020151 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2020299 
Suriname2020586 
Trinidad and Tobago20152,324 
United States20201,275,700 
Uruguay20202,020 
Venezuela201216,409 
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