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5. Prisons
5.2.1.% Persons held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions, UNSENTENCED (Males and Females) (percentage)
Total number of "Persons Held Unsentenced" as a PERCENTAGE of the total number or persons held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions [Persons Held Unsentenced (%) = TNPU*100 /TNPH, where TNPU= total number of persons held unsentenced, and TNPH= total number or persons held in Prisons, Penal Institutions or Correctional Institutions.]

"PERSONS HELD UNSENTENCED" refers to persons held in adult and/or juvenile Prisons, Penal institutions or Correctional institutions who are untried, pre-trial or awaiting a first instance decision on their case from a competent authority regarding their conviction or acquittal.
INCLUSIONS: Persons held before and during the trial should be included.
EXCLUSIONS: Sentenced persons held awaiting the outcome of an appeal in respect of verdict or sentence or who are within the statutory limits for appealing their sentence should be excluded.

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


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Antigua and Barbuda201255 
Argentina202045 
Bahamas202059 
Barbados202067 
Belize202060 
Bolivia202064 
Brazil201930 
Canada201942 
Chile202033 
Colombia202024 
Costa Rica202020 
Dominica202058 
Dominican Republic202060 
Ecuador202039 
El Salvador201927 
Grenada202052 
Guatemala202051 
Guyana202040 
Haiti201373 
Honduras202057 
Jamaica202027 
Mexico202041 
Nicaragua201921 
Panama202041 
Paraguay202071 
Peru202034 
Saint Kitts and Nevis202053 
Saint Lucia202070 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines202058 
Suriname202030 
Trinidad and Tobago201570 
United States202024 
Uruguay202085 
Venezuela201266 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas201226 
02. Caribbean201246 
03. Central America201240 
04. North America201222 
05. South America201237 
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