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Prison Population - Republic of Mauritius

Improvement in Law and Order in the country has improved efficiency of the Police in apprehending offenders and bringing them under Judicial control. Subsequently, the Prison population is as follows: 
 
Number of Detainees at unlock on Monday 09 July 2018 per penal institution:
 
Penal Institution​ Convict​ Remand​ Total​
Central Prison - Beau Bassin​    34               641 675
New Wing Prison​ - Beau Bassin  169   79 248
​Eastern High Security Prison - Melrose  751
​    0 751
Grand River North West Prison​    31 241 272
Richelieu Open Prison   98     0   98
Petit Verger Prison​ 287     0​ 287
​Phoenix Prison ​    5 ​    8 ​  13
Women Prison​ - Beau Bassin    38   63 101
Open Prison for Women - Barkly​    11     0 ​  11
​Special Prison for Women - Barkly​   ​  0 ​    0                    ​    0
Correctional Youth Centre​ - Boys     11
  18   29
Correctional Youth Centre​ - Girls​ ​    1  ​    0    1
Rodrigues Prison - Males ​  20    10 ​  30
Rodrigues Prison - Females ​    2 ​    1 ​    3
GENERAL POPULATION​  1458            1061 2519
 
Number of babies at Women Prison: 03 (2 Girls and 1 Boy)​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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