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Unsentence detainees as a propotion of prison population


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Source: Ghana Prisons Service

Geographical Area: National

Unit of Measurement: percentage(%)

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Indicator available Unsentence detainees as a propotion of overall prison population
Indicator description The total number of persons held in detention who have not yet been sentenced, as a percentage of the total number of persons held in detention, on a specified date Sentenced’ refers to persons subject to criminal proceedings who have received a decision from a competent authority regarding their conviction or acquittal. For the purposes of the indicator, persons who have received a ‘non-final’ decision (such as where a conviction is subject to appeal) are considered to be ‘sentenced’.
Geographical coverage National
Unit of measurement percentage(%)
Calculations The total number of unsentenced persons held in detention divided by the total number of persons held in detention, on a specified date.
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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Unsentenced detainees as a proportion of overall prison population
Indicator number 16.3.2
Target name Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
Target number 16.3
Global indicator description
UN designated tier 1
UN custodian agency United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Metadata (PDF 209 KB) opens in a new window
Organisation Ghana Prisons Service
Periodicity Annual
Earliest available data
Geographical coverage National
Link to data source Ghana Prison Service opens in a new window
Release date 2019
Next release 2020
Statistical classification Official Statistics
Contact details +233244670217,+233243879544
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