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Mother and child


Tartu Prison contains a separate unit for mothers and children where prisoners that are mothers can raise their children until the child attains four years of age. The unit for mothers and children is separated from other prisoners. The unit facilitates more comfortable living conditions to provide for as normal an environment as possible for child development. The prison premises contain a playground which mothers and children may visit a number of times a day.

Twice a month mothers may purchase through the prison store groceries and other items required for the child. Mothers may also visit the prison library twice a month.