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Lipetsk Commissioner inspected detention conditions in female colony

21 June 2019
Lipetsk Commissioner inspected detention conditions in female colony

On June 19, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Lipetsk Region Iraida Tikhonova visited female penal colony No. 7 (IK-7) in Usman.

At the time of the visit, there were 231 detainees in the correctional facility. The colony capacity limit was not exceeded.

During the visit, the Lipetsk Commissioner inspected the meeting rooms, the wards, the center for social and psychological rehabilitation of convicts and the prison store on the territory of which there is a mini-cafe.

The regional ombudsman also held a personal reception of convicts, during which those serving their sentences addressed the Commissioner on the issues of acquiring Russian citizenship and insuring their lives.

Summing up the visit, Iraida Tikhonova noted the good organization of living conditions, prisoners' leisure time and labor, which allows women to earn money and help their families and children, and also contributes to the process of re-socialization of those serving a sentence of imprisonment.

Adapted from the Press Service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Lipetsk Region

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