Prisons across Turkey are home to a total of 314,512 people as of March 2022, according to the latest data from the Directorate General of Prisons and Houses of Detention (CTE).

The same data also showed that there are currently 384 prisons in Turkey.

275,965 of those are convicts of a crime, while 38,537 are held in pretrial detention.

300,253 of the inmates were male and 12,173 were female, with 2,076 children accompanying their mothers behind bars.

Following a failed coup attempt in July 2016, the Turkish government has launched a massive crackdown with mass detentions and arrests, as a result of which more than 600,000 people have been investigated to date.