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As of 1 December, 2019 penal institutions contain 527,2 thousand persons, including:

427,8 thousand persons in 700 penal colonies;

97 thousand persons in 209 pretrial detention centers;

1,2 thousand persons in 8 prisons;

1,1 thousand persons in 46 juvenile correctional facilities.

42,4 thousand women are serving their sentences, among them: 33,6 thousand offenders serve their sentences in penal colonies and in the medical correctional institutions; 8,7  thousand in pre-detention centers. Penal colonies for women include 13 childrens homes, where live 423 children.

There are of 67 medical units of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, there are 631 medical units, 147 feldsher and 69 medical health centers, 55 medical and social rehabilitation centers, 73 military medical commissions, 74 sanitary and epidemiological surveillance centers, 143 hospitals (including 61 tuberculosis hospitals , 5 psychiatric hospitals, 8 hospitals to provide medical care to employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia) In the structure.

The penal system also includes:

1142 penal inspections with 497 thousand persons sentenced to non-custodial sanctions and 6700 persons under house arrest;

31 state unitary enterprises of penal institutions, 569 labour adjustment centres for convicted persons, 285 industrial workshops.

Attached to penal and educational colonies there are 267 educational institutions and 510 their branches, 285 federal public professional education institutions, 1073 Orthodox churches, 403 mosques, 22 buddhist temples, 9 Catholic churches.

Some 296 thousand persons work in the penal system, 225,2 thousand persons among them are officers (and 6,6 thousand persons are non-permanent workers). 

Attached to the penal system there are 7 institutions of higher professional education with 1 branch, 3 advanced training institute, 9 training centers, the research institute of the penal system, the research institute of information technologies.

There is a publishing house editing magazines Crime and Punishment, Gazette of the Penal System, newspaper Public House (Prison).

Date of last update: 23.12.2019 16:45

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