Ministry of Justice plans to lift unnecessary bans for prisoners – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

The Russian Ministry of Justice intends to revise the rules for prisoners in pre-trial detention centers and colonies. This became known at a meeting between the Minister of Justice of Russia Konstantin Chuichenko and the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatyana Moskalkova.

The head of the Ministry of Justice noted that some orders of the departments approving the internal rules of pre-trial detention centers and colonies, as well as the norms of clothing allowance for prisoners, contain outdated norms.

The rules for prisoners need to be modernized, as well as revised in order to eliminate unnecessary prohibitions and restrictions, the Ministry of Justice believes. Now working groups have been formed to prepare relevant proposals. They include a representative of the Office of the Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Russian Federation. Tatyana Moskalkova emphasized that it is necessary to reflect in the internal regulations of state houses the observance of human rights in a pandemic and other crisis conditions.

A special issue for the Ministry of Justice is the resocialization of former prisoners. Where will the person go after being released? If yesterday’s inmate does not find where to live, where to work, then is it any wonder that he will again be in the gang. It is wrong when a prison is like a home for a person, but there is no such home in the wild. Therefore, the Ministry of Justice is working on a project to create a specialized service that will help former prisoners to integrate into society.

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