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The journalists of the Orel State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company visited the city of Mtsensk, where on the territory of the colony-settlement No. 7 there is a section that functions as a correctional center.

An isolated area, functioning as a correctional center (UFIC) in the city of Mtsensk, Oryol region, with the possibility of accommodating up to 55 persons, was opened on January 15, 2021.

Forced labor is an alternative to imprisonment primarily for persons who have committed minor or moderate crimes. Forced labor is assigned for a period of two months to five years and consists in bringing a convicted person to work in places determined by institutions and bodies of the penal system. Deductions are made from the salary of a person sentenced to forced labor, transferred to the account of the corresponding territorial body of the penal system, in the amount established by the court verdict, and in the range from five to twenty percent.

Media representatives visited the living quarters where 54 convicts live. Good living conditions have been created for them: sleeping rooms, rooms for cooking and eating, a household room with washing machines and ironing boards, as well as a room for educational work.

All convicts of the UFIC at KP-7 are employed at the enterprises of the city of Mtsensk, Oryol region. The journalists visited one of the factories where the convicts work, got acquainted with the work process, talked with the employer and persons serving sentences. The questions asked by the journalists were versatile: what is allowed and what is prohibited, what is the salary, what is their leisure time, what are their plans for the future.

It should be noted that those sentenced to forced labor serve their sentences without protection, but under the supervision of UFIC employees, they have the right to use cell phones, wear civilian clothes, have money with them and work at city enterprises.

Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Oryol Region

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