The College of Justice

The College of Justice of the EASS is the only institution of education training prison officials with a professional education for the Estonian prison service. After regaining Estonian independence, the training system of prison officers has been organized in several different ways, but as of the year 2010, the training has been organized at the three levels of education.


Tranining system of prison officers:

  • Professional higher education – Educating future middle and senior level prison officials. In particular, the educational model and the curriculum are oriented towards the training of inspector- contact persons, who play the leading role in management of the re-socialization process of imprisoned persons.
  • Vocational education on the basis of secondary education – Training guards and senior guards, whose main task is to supervise the inmates and conduct security and law enforcement protection in the prisons.
  • Continuing education – Organization of various courses for prison officials in while in service for maintaining and improving their professional skills.

The lecturers
The prison service facilitates the rotation of the prison officials and the motivation for intra-service movement for the position of lecturers and vice versa.

The Director of the College and some of the lecturers are themselves graduates of the specialty of Corrections of the College of Justice and have previously worked in the prison service. In addition to the lecturers of the specialist subjects of the College, other lecturers of the Academy teach the general subjects in the curriculum, which ensures the optimal and rational use of the teaching staff. Prior to commencement of an academic year, lecturers are involved in internships in prison to maintain their professional skills.

61, Kase Str, 12012 Tallinn, Estonia, Phone (+372) 696 5402, Fax (+372) 696 5343, E-mail: