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05. Prisons
5.1.5 Foreign citizens held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions
"FOREIGN CITIZENS HELD" means the total number of persons (adults or juveniles) who do not have citizenship of your country and is held in adult or juvenile 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.
FOREIGN CITIZEN is a person who does NOT have citizenship of your country; this excludes persons with dual-nationality.
CITIZENSHIP means the particular legal bond between an individual and his or her State, acquired by birth or naturalisation, whether by declaration, choice, marriage or other means according to national legislation.

[Sources: Data are provided by Member States through the United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS).
Definitions of NATIONAL CITIZEN and CITIZENSHIP are provided by the UN-CTS and the International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), p.100 footnote 167, respectively.]


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Antigua and Barbuda2007114 
Argentina20195,703 
Bahamas2019270 
Barbados201920 
Belize2019491 
Bolivia2019693 
Brazil20192,404 
Canada------ 
Chile20193,124 
Colombia20192,009 
Costa Rica20192,516 
Dominica201920 
Dominican Republic2016950 
Ecuador20193,028 
El Salvador2019518 
Grenada201913 
Guatemala2019755 
Guyana201949 
Haiti------ 
Honduras2019173 
Jamaica201921 
Mexico20182,371 
Nicaragua2019218 
Panama20191,421 
Paraguay2019704 
Peru20192,199 
Saint Kitts and Nevis201215 
Saint Lucia201919 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines201928 
Suriname2019136 
Trinidad and Tobago201559 
United States2019137,500 
Uruguay2019334 
Venezuela20111,850 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas------ 
02. Caribbean------ 
03. Central America------ 
04. North America------ 
05. South America------ 
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