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Media correspondents were able to see how the convicts make products manufactured on the territory of the institution, and also learned that the development of production activities allows not only solving issues of self-sufficiency for convicts, but also their employment, allowing convicts to fulfill their claims.
The excursion for the journalists was conducted by the deputy head of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Magadan Region Timofey Seradzinov and the head of IK-4 Niyaz Nabeyev. The guests were told about the main types of production activities of the correctional colony. The workshops in the institution have been operating for many years, the main specialization: the manufacture of cabinet furniture, metal products, small architectural forms, the production of plastic windows and doors, the provision of car maintenance services, sewing and agricultural production.
As part of the press tour, an exhibition of products was organized for media representatives in correctional institutions of the region. The guests also had the opportunity to enter each production workshop and see with their own eyes how the convicts make mobile homes, wood and metal products, and also grow cucumbers.
All types of work are provided with personnel who have passed industrial training. If the convicts do not have the specialty that is required, or they want to improve their professional skills, then a vocational school operates on the basis of the correctional institution, which teaches in various specialties: a fireman, a carpenter, a bricklayer, a welder. These professions are in demand both on the territory of the colony and outside it.
During the press tour, the correspondents were able to communicate with the convicts who work in the production shops. Currently, it has been possible to sell marketable products worth 24 million rubles and employ 155 people.
Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Magadan Region
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