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Prisons Statistics of Sri Lanka

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 2007
101 pages
Statistical data and trend information are presented on convicted and unconvicted prisoners in Sri Lanka for 2006.
Section 1 lists the prison institutions of Sri Lanka; there are 3 closed prisons, 18 remand prisons, 8 work camps, 2 open prison camps, 1 training school, 2 correctional centers for youthful offenders, 1 work release center, and 25 lock-ups. Section 2 presents the departmental staff classifications and training according to grades for the years 2003 through 2006. Section 3 offers a series of tables and graphs presenting data on unconvicted prisoners. Information is offered on direct admissions of unconvicted prisoners by various categories such as by institution and age of prisoner; most data spans the years 2002 through 2006. Daily and annual average admissions rates are also presented. Section 4 offers data on convicted prisoners in Sri Lanka. Daily and annual average admissions rates are presented and information on direct admissions by various categories, such as by religion, race, and martial status are offered. Section 5 offers data on direct admissions to the Training School for Youthful Offenders. Section 6 offers a series of tables containing information about death sentences. The first table offers data on the number of people sentenced to death, number executed, number of death sentences committed to imprisonment, and number awaiting appeal in Sri Lanka from 2002 through 2006. Section 7 offers four tables containing data on prisoners released on work release scheme, license scheme, and home leave scheme from 2002 through 2006. Section 8 offers two tables on the value of industrial and agricultural output, while section 9 presents a series of tables containing general information about the prison system. Section 10 offers data on drug offenders by various categories such as type of drug and religion. Finally, a narrative chronology of the history of the Sri Lanka prison system is presented. Graphs, maps, tables