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Prisons Statistics of Sri Lanka, 2001

NCJ Number
Date Published
June 2003
95 pages
This report offers prison statistics for Sri Lanka spanning from the mid-1990’s to 2000.
Section 1 lists the prison institutions of Sri Lanka; there are 3 closed prisons, 16 remand prisons, 6 work camps, 2 open prison camps, 1 training school, 2 correctional centers for youthful offenders, 1 work release center, and 28 lock-ups. Section 2 presents the structure of the prison department and departmental staff classifications according to grades for the years 1997 through 2000. Section 3 offers a series of tables and graphs containing data on unconvicted prisoners. Information is offered on direct admissions of unconvicted prisoners by various categories such as institution and age of prisoner. Daily and annual average admissions rates are also presented. Section 4 offers a series of tables and graphs containing data on convicted prisoners in Sri Lanka. The information offered is much the same as the data on the unconvicted prisoners, with the addition of tables showing direct admissions of convicted prisoners by type of offense and data on female convicted prisoners. Section 5 offers data on direct admissions to the Training School for Youthful Offenders. The daily average population is presented, along with tables on direct admission to the Training School by age, residence, marital status of family, and upbringing, among others from 1996 through 2000. 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 1990 through 2000. The remaining tables present information from 1996 through 2000 on prisoners sentenced to death by various categories such as sex and race. Section 7 offers four tables containing data on prisoners released on work release scheme, license scheme, and home leave scheme from 1990 through 2000. 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 a series of tables 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