Prisons in Estonia
The prisons in Estonia are operated by the Estonian Department of Prisons, which currently maintains five prisons around the country: Harku Prison, Murru Prison, Tallinn Prison, Tartu Prison and Viru Prison.
In March 2011, there were 3,405 persons incarcerated in Estonia, and the number of prisoners per 100,000 residents were 254, which is the third highest rate in the EU. These figures include pre-trial detainees and remand prisoners. It is, however, a much lower rate than in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when the Estonian prison population reached almost 5,000 persons.
per 100,000 inhabitants
- Prisons of Estonia Vangide arv Eestis 1991-2005 ja selle vähendamise karistusõiguslikud ja kriminoloogilised alused.
- International Centre for Prison Studies: Estonia Archived 2012-03-22 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-07-29
- International Centre for Prison Studies: Europe - Prison Population Rates per 100,000 Retrieved 2011-07-29
-  (from the estonian prisons official webpage).