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The staff of prisons


As a result of revaluation of job positions and reorganisation of service the number of staff in Estonian prison system has diminished continuously. Of November 1st, 2012 the total number of job positions in Estonian prisons is 1719. Labour turnover in recent years has been stable at around 11%.

Job positions by functions:

Administration – management, general department, financial department, personnel department, maintenance department (except support staff)

Support staff – locksmith, kitchen worker, cook, electrician, driver, administrator, warehouse worker, cleaner

Imprisonment – all prison officers (except management)

Re-socialization - re-socialization, medical, probation