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The event was attended by: Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Lieutenant General of the Internal Service Konstantin Bereznev, Deputy Governor of the Novosibirsk Region Sergey Semka, Head of the Iskitimsky District of the Novosibirsk Region Yuri Sablin, Deputy Prosecutor of the Novosibirsk Region Pavel Smagorinsky, Director of Berdsky Brick Plant LLC Viktor Golubev.

The site was opened at the Novosibirsk educational colony of the GUFSIN of Russia in the Novosibirsk region, with a filling limit of 100 places, for convicted men. Supervision of convicts will be carried out by 11 employees.

The new site, which functions as a correctional center, is the fourth in the region and was created on the basis of the newly erected building of Berdsky Brick Plant LLC, with a total area of ​​1407 square meters. The opening of the site will increase the number of available places for those sentenced to forced labor to 353.

The UVITs is equipped with everything necessary for autonomous life. The premises are equipped with: a duty station, staff offices, there is a modern technical complex for the supervision and control of convicts, which includes more than 30 video cameras and a biometric control terminal.

– To date, in all territorial bodies of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, 189 institutions have been created that execute punishment in the form of forced labor: 39 correctional centers and 150 sites functioning as correctional centers, with a total capacity to accommodate 15,282 people. Work to expand the network of correctional centers in the regions will continue this year, – said Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Lieutenant General of the Internal Service Konstantin Bereznev.

Forced labor is an alternative to imprisonment for persons who have committed minor crimes. Convicts live in dormitories, work at enterprises of any form of ownership. Convicts enjoy the rights of ordinary citizens, they are not prohibited from using mobile phones and the Internet. Punishment in the form of forced labor has been applied by the courts since 2017, and every year this judicial practice is expanding.

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