Top 10 Countries in Africa With The Most Prisoners




Based on datum released by the World Prison Brief (WPB), a unique database that provides free access to information about prison systems throughout the world. These are the Top 10 Countries in Africa With The Most Prisoners.

Top 10 Countries in Africa With The Most Prisoners

Top 10 Countries in Africa With The Most Prisoners

1. South Africa, 161,984 prisoners

2. Ethiopia, 111,050 Prisoners

3. Egypt, 106,000 Prisoners

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4. Morocco, 79,368 prisoners

5. Nigeria, 67,586 prisoners

6. Algeria, 61,000 prisoners

7. Kenya, 57,000 prisoners

8. Rwanda, 54,279 prisoners

9. Uganda, 48,714 prisoners

10. Tanzania, 34 404 prisoners

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Prisoners population of the countries above were derived using data from governmental and other official sources.

Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research.





Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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