Business expansion
Eesti; Kirde-Eesti;
Location of affected unit(s)
Jõhvi (Ida-Virumaa)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.23 - Justice and judicial activities

350 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 September 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2008
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


In September 2006 the construction of a new prison started in Jõhvi in Ida-Virumaa. The scheduled completion time of the facility is 2008. This will be the second prison in Estonia meeting the EU standards and the first one combining jail and prison. There will be 1,000 cells for the prisoners, as well as a school, rooms for social workers, a church, workspaces for prisoners etc. The Ministry of Justice reports that 350 jobs will be created, comprising 251 prison officials and 99 employees working as support staff.


  • 19 September 2006: Eesti Päevaleht
  • 18 September 2006: Eesti Päevaleht
  • 19 September 2006: Postimees
  • 18 September 2006: Postimees


Eurofound (2006), Viru Vangla, Business expansion in Estonia, factsheet number 64125, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64125.