Thanks for getting back to me.
In order to retrieve the prison population data I mentioned earlier,
please do the following:
Head to this site:
International Centre for Prison Studies
and click on the link that says: "World Prison Brief". This takes you
to another page of options: Click on "Highest to Lowest Rates"
This will take you to a page with pull-down menus, where you can select:
--Prison population totals
And at last, you'll arrive at a table with the prison populations of
virtually all the countries in the world.
The three countries you mentioned are listed as follows:
91 Latvia 7,796
177 Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) 281
87 Austria 8,700
You can click on each country's name for a good deal of more detailed
information. For instance, clicking on Austria pulls up the:
"Prison Brief for Austria"
with a lot of information, including recent trends in prison populations:
Recent prison population trend
(year, prison population total, prison population rate)
1992 6,913 (87)
1995 6,180 (77)
1998 6,962 (86)
2001 6,915 (85)
I trust this information fully answers your question. However, please
don't rate this answer until you have everything you need. If you
would like any additional information, just post a Request for
Clarification to let me know how I can assist you further, and I'm at
All the best,
search strategy -- Used bookmarked site for prison statistics.