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Timber processing enterprises in the region are in dire need of labor. During a working meeting, the executive director of Lesprom DV LLC Alexei Tsaregorodtsev and the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Khabarovsk Territory Yuri Dorokhin discussed issues of filling labor vacancies with convicts.

The head of the timber processing enterprise said that he planned to increase production at his facilities, but faced a shortage of labor in the region. Alexey Tsaregorodtsev said that he already knows about the positive experience of using the labor of convicts to forced labor by the employers of the region and is ready to invite the department to consider the issue of building a site that functions as a correctional center on the basis of his enterprise.

The head of the Federal Penitentiary Service expressed his readiness to cooperate and provide assistance in equipping a hostel for prisoners sentenced to forced labor with the necessary property at the expense of the production base of the penitentiary institutions.

Yuri Dorokhin also noted that a number of convicts held in correctional colonies already have the specialties necessary for the customer’s enterprise and, according to the current legislation, may consider the possibility of applying to the courts to replace the unserved part of the punishment with a milder form of it – forced labor. Therefore, the penitentiary department is extremely interested in such proposals from entrepreneurs.

The legislator allows those convicted to forced labor to live in specialized hostels at the employer’s facilities. Irina Soloshenko, the head of the department for control over the execution of punishments not related to the isolation of convicts from society, of the Federal Penitentiary Service, told the participants of the meeting about the peculiarities of creating sites that function as correctional centers on the basis of enterprises’ facilities.

The meeting was constructive and ended with the signing of a cooperation agreement. It is planned that the facility in which convicts can live and work on the basis of the enterprise will be commissioned in 3-4 months.

Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Khabarovsk Territory

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