Representatives of DPR Ombudsman Office conduct inspection in Kirovskoye correctional colony

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Staff of DPR Ombudsman Office carried out an inspection of the conditions of detention of persons serving sentences in Kirovskoye correctional colony. They also paid special attention to the observance of convicts’ rights by the administration of the facility.

At the time of the visit, 343 convicts have been serving their sentences in the colony. Convicted prisoners are provided with individual beds and bedding. Bathroom and laundry facilities are available there.

The convicts are provided with nutrition that meets the established standards. There is a canteen in a separate building. There is a bakery and a subsidiary farm on the territory of the colony.

In line with the legislation in force, convicted persons enjoy the right to short and long visits. Eight rooms are available for the visits. In addition, telephone calls are provided on a regular basis.

In the correctional colony, there is a sanitary unit, which is fully provided with the necessary medicines and has an X-ray machine, two sterilizers, dry-air sterilizers and a Siger dental unit. Every year, persons serving a sentence, undergo a preventive examination. Medical screening of newly-arrived convicts is carried out.

Inmates have the opportunity to attend preventive and educational lectures. In the local sector, there are sports corners, a game zone, where chess, checkers and backgammon tournaments take place, a football pitch is in the courtyard. In the administrative building, there is a prayer room, where worship is conducted on weekend and holidays.

There is a school where convicts can obtain a secondary education. Currently, 42 people attend school.  Professional vocational education is also available in the professions of turner, electric welder, electrician. Currently, 60 convicts undertake those vocations. All necessary books and technical supplies are available for them.

The convicts are allowed to work if they wish. The Kirovskoye correctional colony specializes in manufacturing metal products, as well as wood products. The convicts get paid in accordance with the current legislation.

As part of the inspection, staff of DPR Ombudsman Office conducted a personal reception for the convicts. There were no complaints regarding the actions of the administration of the facility, as well as inappropriate detention conditions or lack of necessary medical assistance during the interviews with the convicts.