Places of detention in Estonia

In Estonia, the Chancellor of Justice, as a preventive mechanism for prevention of ill-treatment, examines almost 150 places of detention. These are generally divided as follows:

  • special social welfare institutions and general social welfare institutions providing special care;
  • health care institutions providing psychiatric, rehabilitation treatment and treatment of infectious diseases against one’s will;
  • establishments for children needing special treatment due to behavioural problems;
  • prisons;
  • houses of detention, police departments and constable offices;
  • authorities of migration (expulsion centre, centre for receiving applicants);
  • military units;
  • border surveillance authorities;
  • chambers of detention at court houses.