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Book for Everyone: convicts in Ulyanovsk Region given opportunity to read more

09 June 2016
Book for Everyone: convicts in Ulyanovsk Region given opportunity to read more

On 6 June, the library of Correctional Colony No. 9 pf the Ulyanovsk Region Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia received more than a thousand and a half books, mainly classical literature. The books have been granted to the colony within the charity project called A Book for Everyone.

The charity was organised jointly by Commissioner for Human Rights in Ulyanovsk Region Lyudmila Krutilina, President of the Public Monitoring Committee of the region Olga Bakhanova, President of the Red Cross regional unit Elena Sibagatullina, and President of the Civic Council under the Ulyanovsk region department of the FPS of Russia Alexey Chernyavsky.

The educational events held along with the charity are aimed at changing the prisoners’ world-view, increasing their knowledge of history, culture and, finally, improving their reform.

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

Photo: bbc.com

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