In pursuance of the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation, active work is underway in the Republic of Crimea to expand the network of correctional centers, create sites on the basis of enterprises and organizations, as well as provide employment for those sentenced to forced labor. This practice, in interaction with government authorities and business communities, is carried out in every constituent entity of Russia.
A correctional center is a huge limit of trust for those convicted by the state and their socialization, the opportunity to work honestly and improve, returning to the society of law-abiding citizens. In the Republic of Crimea, correctional centers have been operating since 2019, where citizens sentenced to forced labor live, with whom preventive work is carried out on an ongoing basis with the involvement of public and government organizations, aimed at correcting them and preventing them from committing offenses and crimes. Thus, during the period of work on the peninsula of the ufits, no crimes or offenses were committed by those sentenced to forced labor,” noted the press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
Currently, there are 2 sites in the region — UFITs No. 1 and UFITs No. 2, created under IK-1 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, with a total filling limit of 209 places for serving sentences in the form of forced labor, where about 200 are kept convicts who are provided with 100% places for employment.
In UFITs No. 1, all registered persons were involved in forced labor at 18 enterprises in Simferopol. The convicts are employed at the bakery, constructing roads, cleaning the city, recycling waste, and transporting cargo around the city.
During their work at Crimean enterprises, the convicts showed good behavior and discipline, high results and a desire to work. The most responsible and efficient workers — convicts — are noted by their foremen and foremen with positive characteristics, and letters of encouragement have been sent to the management of penitentiary institutions more than once.
In addition, his foreman, in agreement with the management of the enterprise, presented a letter of gratitude to a person recently sentenced to forced labor for his conscientious attitude to work. It is worth noting that forced labor is used as an alternative to imprisonment in cases provided for by the relevant articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, for committing a crime of minor or medium gravity or for committing a serious crime for the first time, say specialists from the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Republic of Crimea. and the city of Sevastopol.
Execution of sentences in the form of forced labor will allow convicts to adapt to society, get a job, which means a stable income, and restore social and family ties. While at the center, wards have the opportunity to acquire a profession, find employment and pay off claims to victims.
If a convicted person evades punishment or is recognized as a malicious violator of the order and conditions of serving a sentence in the form of forced labor, it is replaced by imprisonment.
source: press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol