In the Saratov colonies revolted prisoners

In the Saratov colonies revolted prisoners

In Saratov region there were mass riots in a corrective colony № 7, located in the Krasnoarmeisky district of the region. About it reports a press-service of the Federal penitentiary service in Saratov region. In this colony of special regime are about 800 prisoners especially dangerous offenders, including those convicted of murder, pedophilia and other serious crimes.

The riots began on 31 January, prisoners in a revolt broke furniture and other property of the colony. The office explained that three quarters of imprisoned convicts “a protest” is not supported. “Currently, the colony is operating normally, the situation is under control. Scheduled service check”, — said the Agency.

Human rights activist Victor Sinuc says that, according to him, the reason for the riots was a conflict with ordinary prisoners, the “activists” (prisoners who cooperate with the institution’s management). The latter allegedly provoked prisoners, which quickly grew into a mass brawl. Staged a protest convicted, according to Victor Sinuca rebelled against conditions in the colony.

Chairman of the Public oversight Commission of the region Vladimir Neznamov said “RIA Novosti” that the fight was attended by about 30 convicts of the penal colony, of which 12 people were injured.

Sergey Petunin, Saratov