Penal institutions

The catalogue contains information on addresses, history, functions, capacity and personnel resources.

Key figures on penal institutions

 

2019

Inmates on reference day

6 943

Of whom men

6 547

Of whom women

 396

Prison places on reference day

7 394

Prison places in smallest prison

 5

Prison places in largest prison

 398

Average number of prison places

 73

FTE posts on reference day, shown as work-time percentage1)

4 433

Of which administration

 417

Of which security

2 351

Of which social work / education

 649

Of which healthcare

 345

External employees

 203

Rates per 100,000 of permanent resident population

Inmates

 81

Prison places

 87

Inmates per post

Inmates

 1.6

Of which inmates per social work and education

 10.7

Data updated: 14.03.2019
1) Personnel according to organisational chart (Full-time equivalents - a work-time percentage of 50% equals 0.5 FTE)
Source: FSO - Catalogue of penal institutions

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CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel
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