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The honorary right to cut the red ribbon was granted to Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Lieutenant General of the Internal Service Valery Balan and General Director of Vakhrushi-Yuft LLC Sergey Danelyan.
The opening ceremony was attended by: Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the VIII convocation Maria Butina, head of the Department for the organization of the execution of punishments not related to the isolation of convicts from the society of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Major General of the Internal Service Elena Korobkova, Acting Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Kirov Region Alexander Konovalov, Head of the Administration of the Governor and the Government of the Kirov Region Maxim Finchenko, Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Kirov Region Galina Burkova, Vice President of the Vyatka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Leonid Perminov.
In September 2021, an agreement was signed between the shoe factory and KP-21 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Kirov region on the creation of a site on the basis of the enterprise that functions as a correctional center. After that, the enterprise began preparing premises for permanent residence of 50 new workers from among those sentenced to forced labor, who will be employed here.
The UFIC has created the necessary conditions for the living of convicts: there are sleeping quarters, a room for cooking and eating with household appliances, a bathroom, showers, and utility rooms. The center is equipped with modern technical means of supervision and control.
In his speech, Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Lieutenant General of the Internal Service Valery Balan, emphasized the importance of this event, thanked the Government of the Kirov region and the management of the shoe enterprise for their understanding and support in the employment of convicts, and also expressed hope for further development of cooperation.
It is worth noting that the Kirov region has become one of the regions of Russia, where an institution subordinate to the territorial body of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia will operate on the basis of a large enterprise.
Let us remind you that this is already the second UFIC in the region. In July 2017, at the colony-settlement No. 21 (Kirovo-Chepetsk), the first isolated section in the Kirov region was opened, functioning as a correctional center.
Media representatives and invited guests visited the duty room, sleeping quarters, and production facilities of the factory.
– This is a significant event for the region, for the penitentiary system and for the business of the Kirov region. In total, 28 correctional centers have already been created on the basis of enterprises’ facilities in Russia, with the possibility of accommodating more than 2 thousand convicts. For the Kirov region, this is a pilot project, this project is the future. I hope that with further cooperation, the number of convicts who can work here will expand. One of the main tasks of the penal system is to introduce convicts to work and their social rehabilitation, mastering new professions, and encouraging law-abiding behavior. A person sentenced to forced labor is not isolated from society, which helps his socialization, – said in her speech the head of the Department for the organization of the execution of punishments not related to the isolation of convicts from the society of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Major General of the Internal Service Elena Korobkova.
Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Kirov Region
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