Detention center faces inmates who are testing the limits
The protest of the inmates of the Harku detention center in early December was caused by a rare coincidence: there are three detainees at once classified by psychiatrists as displaying manipulative behavior patterns.
19.12.2016, Risto BerendsonPM
No light at the end of the tunnel for ship guards
Estonian ship guards will soon have spent three years in India during which they've been incarcerated, released on bail, acquitted, and later found guilty and sentenced to prison again. The men are currently in jail, waiting for a ruling to set them free.
12.10.2016, Toomas RandloPM
On road towards smoke free prisons, fuelled by fruit and sudoku
This May, Estonian prisons entered a healthy living motivational programme to prepare inmates for November 1st when all prisons should be smoke free.
03.06.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
Lifelong prisoner beats Estonia in European Court of Human Rights
Jailed for life after killing a policeman, Romeo Kalda defeated Estonian state in European Court of Human Rights regarding internet use dispute.
20.01.2016, Andres EinmannPM
Two men break out from Tallinn Prison
On Saturday night just before 3 am, two inmates escaped from Tallinn Prison: Aleksandr Suhotski and Eduard Mihhailov.
Russian prisons hold eight Estonians
At the start of this summer, at least eight Estonian citizens convicted for crimes committed in Russia were jailed in Russian prisons.
18.08.2015, Jaanus PriisaluPM
Estonian prison investments twice smaller than in Finland
On pages of Iltalehti, Finnish parliamentarian Laura Huhtasaari said conditions in Estonian prisons were so bad that should Finnish sexual offenders sit behind Estonian bars, the environment would serve as additional disciplinary punishment. Postimees sought to specify the differences.
17.07.2015, Indrek MäePM
Estonia accepts Guantanamo prisoner
On the basis of a decision of the Estonian government from Oct. 9 last year to grant a request of the United States government, a Yemeni national released from the detention center at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrived in Estonia on Wednesday afternoon.
Editorial: hard potatoes and court overloads
A year ago, European Court of Human Rights happened to satisfy appeal by inmate against Estonian state. A drug lab manager was distressed by lack of sporting options behind bars. After that, complaints by prisoners snowballed to exceed appeals to Tartu Administrative Court by people at liberty – 1,100 out of 1,800 filed from jail. The said court is suffering the worst, located in region of the major prisons.
State seeking solution to cut serial complaining
Justice ministry law policy vice chancellor Kai Härmand says they are seeking solutions to deal with avalanche of appeals by inmates.
11.12.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Complaints by prisoners clogging up courts
Tartu Administrative Court is groaning under unprecedented avalanche of complaints by inmates. Of the total 1,800 this year, a whopping 62 percent – 1,100 – have been written by those behind bars. As recently as last year, such complaints were less than half of that, standing at 450. Demands by prisoners are illustrated by sessions schedule at the court.
11.12.2014, Nils NiitraPM
Name change helps paedophiles keep going
Every year up to ten criminals change their names, the law no longer a limit.
13.11.2014, Nils NiitraPM
War criminal displeased with jailhouse in Tartu
Milan Martić, the last president of the unrecognised Republic of Serbian Krajina and an internationally convicted war criminal, is unsatisfied with conditions at Tartu Prison and wants to do his time in Central Europe.
21.10.2014, Toomas RandloPM
Inmates of Estonia go bust, en masse
Following a Supreme Court judgement, hordes of prisoners have started filing for bankruptcy – costs of the proceedings vexing frustrated trustees.
17.02.2014, Kadri Inselberg