Prisoners will get the opportunity to sit next to the house
On the official government portal, the Ministry announced the beginning of work on the initiative on amendments to articles 73 and 81 of the Penal code.
The new rules will be included in the list of official reasons, when a person can request a transfer from one colony to another, the desire to be closer to family.
“The bill provides to establish the possibility of sending a convict in a correctional institution, located in the Russian Federation, which is home to one of his close relatives, as well as the right of an accused to transfer to the correctional institution located near the place of residence of the convicted person or his close relatives”, — stated in the official notification.
This will help to solve the old problem of the change of location: today prisoner hard enough to transfer from one colony to another, when to sit he fell thousands of kilometers away from home.
After the adoption of the amendments, the leadership of the colony will be obliged at least to respond to the request of the convicted person and to say something. Of course, this does not mean one hundred percent “Yes.”
If the request impossible to fulfill because of the lack in the region of suitable state-owned buildings, the person can move to the next area. In certain cases, a person can not refuse, because for some reason it should, on the contrary, kept away from the usual environment. But most importantly: will consider the request and give a motivated answer.
The question is, where the person to sit is at the discretion of the prison service. Today transfer to another prison a prisoner may be for some official reasons, for example, if a person is in danger. Or if in the colony reorganization. But the list of possible reasons prescribed by law, no family (say, family was very far away). And once such a reason is not present, and the citizens of the chiefs in the majority have refused such requests. And they are not even obliged to explain the reasons: no reason provided for in law, would be reason enough.