Every third Estonian released from prison suspected of new crime in 1 year

  • 2018-02-09
  • LETA/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Every third person that is released from prison in Estonia becomes a suspect of a new crime in the following year, it can be seen from crime statistics published by the Ministry of Justice on Wednesday.

At the end of 2017 there were 2,723 people in Estonia's prisons. The average real prison sentence was one year and 10 months. Per one imprisoned person there were 1.6 probationers and one probationer costs the state nearly 18 times less than one imprisoned person, the ministry said.

Of the persons who have been released from prison since 2015, 557 have used support services.