Prison Staff of Adult Prisons, Penal or Correctional Institutions

Based on a comparison of 55 countries in 2012, Russia ranked the highest in prison staff of adult prisons, penal or correctional institutions with 323,426 persons followed by China and Brazil. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 101 persons, Malta with 180 persons and Luxembourg with 416 persons.

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Countries Unit 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Albania persons ...     2,389 2,759 3,574 3,843 3,551    
Algeria persons       16,896 17,811 18,835 ... ...    
Argentina persons ... ... ... ... 29,896 29,911 34,228 32,412    
Armenia persons ...     1,477 1,830 2,037 2,028 1,978    
Austria persons ... ...   4,022 3,808 3,935 3,884 3,920 ...  
Azerbaijan persons ...     5,564 5,563 5,563 ... ... ... ...
Belarus persons       6,394 6,890 6,889 6,890 ... ... ...
Bosnia and Herzegovina persons ... ...   769 ... ... ... 1,797   ...
Brazil persons ... ... ... ... ... 73,861 82,286 93,757    
Bulgaria persons       2,832 2,832 2,709 2,709 2,666    
Canada persons       23,641 24,460 24,724 27,257 27,583 ... ...
Chile persons       12,110 12,233 12,583 13,211 13,571    
China persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...   ...
Colombia persons ... ...   9,279 10,762 11,535 12,282 14,339    
Croatia persons       2,263 2,451 2,457 2,596 2,562    
Czech Republic persons ...     10,691 10,505 10,454 10,702 10,447    
Denmark persons       4,003 3,872 3,750 3,791 3,801    
Egypt persons ... ... ... 11,994 12,354 12,393 12,552 12,375   ...
Estonia persons     ... ... 2,204 1,977 ... 1,660   ...
Finland persons       2,762 2,818 2,781 2,741 2,687    
France persons       25,014 25,785 26,124 25,822 ... ... ...
Georgia persons     ... ... ... 1,667 2,142 1,763 ... ...
Germany persons       36,823 36,940 37,180 36,684 36,813    
Greece persons ... ...   3,888 3,923 4,299 ... ... ... ...
Hungary persons       6,767 6,837 7,284 7,138 7,398    
Iceland persons       88.0 90.0 93.0 96.0 ... ...  
India persons ...     48,602 49,574 49,250 49,324 ... ... ...
Ireland persons       3,021 3,137 3,281 3,225 3,105    
Israel persons       6,821 7,197 7,707 ... ... ... ...
Italy persons       48,737 48,230 46,120 45,784 45,196    
Japan persons ... ...   16,288 16,626 17,018 17,390 17,741    
Kazakhstan persons ... ...   16,990 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Kenya persons ... ...   14,917 16,526 17,255 18,521 19,993    
Kyrgyzstan persons       1,950 1,932 2,044 ... ... ... ...
Latvia persons       2,907 3,206 2,993 2,840 2,876 ...  
Lithuania persons       3,080 3,035 3,180 3,069 3,003    
Luxembourg persons ... ... ... 380 379 421 403 413   ...
Macedonia persons       486 ... 748 775 769   ...
Malta persons       191 191 213 259 197    
Mexico persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 36,657 42,670    
Moldova persons ...     2,804 2,809 2,809 2,849 2,851   ...
Mongolia persons       2,127 2,040 2,029 2,241 2,249   ...
Montenegro persons       361 392 455 486 516    
Morocco persons ... ...   5,065 5,012 5,075 5,960 6,665 ... ...
Netherlands persons ... ...   11,987 11,310 11,550 11,024 10,783    
New Zealand persons ... ... ... ... 3,539 3,329 ... 3,543 ...  
Norway persons ... ...   2,629 2,961 3,056 3,151 3,418    
Peru persons     ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Philippines persons       7,020 5,219 5,463 5,792 6,222    
Poland persons       26,742 28,149 29,468 30,389 30,410    
Portugal persons       6,098 5,930 5,808 5,899 5,770    
Romania persons       10,759 11,057 10,832 10,973 10,866    
Russia persons ...     322,720 322,323 322,751 315,935 325,926   ...
Serbia persons ... ... ... ... 3,286 3,352 3,314 3,430    
Singapore persons       1,680 1,688 1,679 1,686 1,663    
Slovakia persons       5,256 4,891 4,876 4,971 4,983    
Slovenia persons       662 656 674 690 729    
South Korea persons       12,957 13,593 13,814 14,928 15,221    
Spain persons       21,576 27,052 28,575 29,968 30,518    
Sweden persons       7,150 7,550 7,700 6,911 6,987   ...
Switzerland persons   ...   ... ... 3,400 ... ... ...  
Thailand persons ... ...   11,073 ... ... 10,156 ... ... ...
Turkey persons       24,786 24,846 25,612 25,987 28,718   ...
Ukraine persons       47,771 45,828 44,635 45,808 46,267   ...
United Kingdom persons       50,677 51,591 52,431 51,374 50,096    
USA persons ... ...   689,001 ... ... ... ... ... ...