civil prison for women in Cabaret
Here is a picture of the newly created civil prison for women in Cabaret.
As per the Institute for Criminal Policy Research and MINUSTAH December 2015 statistics, considering an estimated national population of 10.78 million at the end of 2015, Haiti's prison population rate per 100,000 of the national population is 102. Haiti has an official capacity of 2,431 inmates in its prison system of 17 prisons with an occupancy level of 454.4%. The prison population for the December 2015 shows a number of 11,046 detainees and of that percentage, the share of pre-trial detainees and female prisoners are 70.9% and 4.1% respectively. The new prison will replace an outdated Pétion-ville prison with 50 inmate capacity which currently houses 305 prisoners. Moreover, the new prison will protect the privacy of the women prisoners, which is a definite matter of concern. Over 25% of women are being held without legal cause, and many of them wait anywhere from three to seven years before even going to trial.