MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On November 23, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation hosted the All-Russian conference “Resocialization of persons released from prison as a necessary condition for the prevention and successful prevention of recidivism in the Russian Federation. Interaction of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, state, public, non-profit organizations in the adaptation of convicted citizens. “
The initiator and organizer of the event were the Commission of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation for Security and Interaction with the POC and the non-profit organization Interregional Charitable Foundation for Aid to Prisoners.
The Conference was attended by representatives of federal executive authorities, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia and its territorial bodies, the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, employment agencies, non-profit and public organizations of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation engaged in the social and labor reintegration of persons released from places of detention.
The participants discussed the issues of re-socialization of prisoners, as well as adaptation and integration of persons released from places of detention.
The head of the department of educational, social and psychological work of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Major General of the Internal Service Andrei Shmidko, addressed the participants with a welcoming speech. He highly appreciated the long-term fruitful cooperation of the department with the Prisoner Assistance Fund. “Dear organizers, participants and guests of the All-Russian Conference, on behalf of the leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, I greet everyone who is united by a common noble goal – to help citizens released from prison to overcome the difficulties of resocialization and find the right path in their lives. For many years, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia has been closely cooperating with the Fund for Assistance to Prisoners. A number of projects have been implemented to create rehabilitation centers on the basis of such institutions to prepare convicts for resocialization and adaptation to life in freedom, and this experience has proven its effectiveness, ”said Andrei Shmidko.
On behalf of the leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Andrei Shmidko awarded the President of the Fund for Assistance to Prisoners Suzanne Kirilchuk with a silver medal of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for his significant contribution to the development of institutions and bodies of the penal system (UIS) and for assisting the UIS in solving the tasks assigned to it.
Suzanne Kirilchuk expressed gratitude to the employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia and members of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation for assistance in helping citizens released from places of detention in resocialization and adaptation.
During the event, reports were made by Andrei Kudryavtsev, First Deputy Head of the Department for the Execution of Punishments Not Related to the Isolation of Convicts from the Society of the FSIN of Russia, and Sergey Gudin, Head of the Department of Educational Work with Convicts of the Department of Educational, Social and Psychological Work of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.
In his speech, Andrei Kudryavtsev noted that today the Federal Penitentiary Service is actively working to expand the network of correctional centers. This is due to the fact that more than 180 thousand convicts in places of deprivation of liberty, that is, in fact, half of them, can formally claim to replace the unserved part of punishment with forced labor.
As part of the event, a handbook was also presented, which was published by the Foundation for Assistance to Prisoners. The guide was published to help convicted citizens who are in custody and released from places of detention, indicating the contacts of rehabilitation centers and non-profit organizations that carry out activities for the resocialization and reintegration of prisoners.
Press bureau of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia
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