Ombudsman to Send Requests to the Prosecutor’s Office, Investigative Committee and Federal Penitentiary Service on the Complaints of Inmates of Vladimir Detention Center

Lyudmila Romanova conducted a two-day inspection in prison

Ludmila Romanova, regional human rights ombudsman, held a personal reception of citizens during a two-day inspection of the Vladimir detention center.

She reminded that inmates can apply to her in writing – such letters are sent to the ombudsman within 24 hours, and without censorship.

During the personal reception the prisoners complained to Lyudmila Romanova about their living conditions, about the order of sending correspondence and about the sentences. In addition, there were complaints about the use of physical force and special means. 

The ombudsman’s office told Ludmila Romanova, “Based on the results of the inspection, the corresponding requests will be sent by the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Vladimir region to the Investigative Committee, the Prosecutor’s Office and the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Vladimir region,”.

We remind that on the previous day the ombudsman together with a representative of the prosecutor’s office for supervision over the observance of laws in correctional institutions inspected the detention conditions in two buildings of the Vladimir Central detention center, penal isolation wards and pre-trial detention center. On the second day, the inspectors visited two more wards.

According to the website of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service for the Vladimir region, the Vladimir Central prison houses especially dangerous criminals and persistent violators of the regime in the penal colonies. The prison has a capacity limit of 1,221, but today, according to the ombudsman, 354 inmates are currently serving their sentences there.

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