MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Gorod sport is developing in the institutions of the penal system of the Jewish Autonomous Region. In correctional colony No. 10, medical correctional institution No. 2, colony-settlement No. 4, remand prison No. 1 and Birobidzhan educational colony, weekly trainings are conducted, tournaments are organized between convicts.
“City sport is considered national and popular. Thanks to the simplicity and accessibility, anyone can play in the townships, – said Dmitry Ponomarev, senior inspector of the group of educational and social work with convicts of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Jewish Autonomous Region. – Convicts made sports equipment for the game themselves in the workshops of production sites and a vocational school. Almost all the participants, and today there are about a hundred people, took up this sport for the first time and were carried away by this game. News programs and videos showing the city competitions are broadcast by cable TV studios operating in penitentiary institutions in the region. “
The organizers note that the involvement of convicts in systematic physical education, the organization of useful employment contribute to law-abiding behavior, the formation of a healthy lifestyle.
Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Jewish Autonomous Region
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