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NCJ Number: 201112 Find in a Library
Title: Estonia's Unique Prison Programs
Journal: Corrections Compendium  Volume:28  Issue:6  Dated:June 2003  Pages:6-7,19
Author(s): Gary Hill
Date Published: June 2003
Page Count: 3
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews the improvements made in the Estonia prison system since the Council of Europe initiated the Nord-Balt Prison Project in 1994.
Abstract: The goal of the Nord-Balt Prison Project was to improve the prison systems of the Baltic countries. The Project involves collaborations among Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and among Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway. This article focuses specifically on the improvements that have been made to the Estonia prison system, which is comprised of 10 correctional institutions housing 4,460 inmates, approximately 40 percent of whom are from other countries. The author offers a brief description of all 10 correctional institutions, highlighting recent improvements, such as smoking cessation programs, family days, and communications training programs. Future improvements include the development of a professional prison staff and the completion of infrastructure projects to help bring the prisons up to date.
Main Term(s): Correctional reform; Estonia
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign correctional systems
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