The Top 5 Countries With the Most Prisons

  Country Number of Prisons As of the Year
1 Malaysia 26,294 2000
2 Czech Republic 21,265 2000
3 Hong Kong 10,593 2000
4 Papua New Guinea 9,474 2000
5 United States 1558 2000
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 Facts This list includes adult prisons and penal or correctional institutions, and does not include temporary jails or lock-ups.
Tags: Top 5 Most, Crime & Punishment Statistics

Sources:  Seventh United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems

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Countries With the Most Prisons

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