The number of prisoners decreased to a historical low in post-Soviet Russia
Moscow. 14 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Number sentenced to imprisonment of Russians has reached its historical minimum, stated in the press office of Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN).
“To date, in correctional facilities of criminal Executive system contains 467 thousand people. In the modern history of Russia is the smallest number of prisoners serving sentences in correctional colonies”, — stated in the message the press office admitted on Friday “Interfax”.
It is noted that in early 2013 in the colonies, prisons, and medical correctional institutions contained 588 thousand convicts, in 2017 — 523 thousand, and in the beginning of this year — less than half a million prisoners.