MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Correspondents carried out filming at the site of the correctional center No. 1, created on the basis of the fish processing plant of JSC “Yuzhmorrybflot”.
With the introduction of a new type of punishment alternative to imprisonment – forced labor – the Primorsky Territory became one of the first regions in which a correctional center began to function. Forced labor consists in attracting convicts to work at third-party enterprises, including the creation of a section of a correctional center on its territory.
One of these sites operates on the basis of the largest fish processing plant in the region, JSC Yuzhmorrybflot, with the possibility of holding up to 82 convicts.
All convicts are employed as fish processors, they live in a hostel on the territory of the enterprise and are under the supervision of employees of the IC-1 section of the GUFSIN of Russia in the Primorsky Territory. For good behavior and a conscientious attitude to work on weekends and holidays, they are given the opportunity to go to the village, and those who do not commit violations and have served at least one third of the sentence are allowed to live with their families.
In an interview with reporters, the director of the plant explained that there are no differences between civilian workers and convicts, everyone works in the same conditions. Also, the management of the enterprise noted that the convicts are interested in this work, they have good labor productivity and discipline. He noted that many of them after their release remain to work at the enterprise, and these are already trained and experienced workers.
The convicts were able to express their opinion about the conditions of serving the sentence and labor. According to them, serving a sentence in the form of forced labor, it is then easier for them to adapt to life after release.
The expansion of the network of sections of correctional centers at third-party enterprises largely contributes to the resocialization of convicts, which has a productive effect on reducing recidivism and stabilizing the socio-economic situation in the region.
Press service of the GUFSIN of Russia for the Primorsky Territory
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