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Commonwealth Prison Data

This interactive map provides the basic imprisonment levels in the Commonwealth Countries, viz. total number of prisons, prison population, occupancy rate, percentage of pre-trial detainees and women prisoners. Clicking individual country flags will provide a snapshot of the data. This data was last updated on 18 December 2018. For consolidated data on prisons in commonwealth countries please click here.

The data depicted above has been sourced from the World Prison Brief (hosted by the Institute of Criminal Policy Research). The World Prison Brief (WPB) is a unique database that provides free access to information about prison systems throughout the world. Country information is updated on a monthly basis, using data largely derived from governmental or other official sources. For updated information on each country, please visit: http://www.prisonstudies.org.