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Prisoners of the Moscow jail “Butyrka” was transferred to one of the abandoned towers of the insulator according to their personal request. This was stated by the official representative of the Prosecutor General Alexander Kurennoy, reports TASS.
According to him, the prisoners had a bad relationship with the inmates, which they asked the head of the detention center to find them another room. “It’s kind of an educational measure, punitive, it was a preventive measure, at their request, aimed at preventing possible unrest,” said Kurennoy.
He also noted that the conditions in the cell are satisfactory, however, fresh repair, there is still did not. In particular, the room is separated by a wall of the sanitary unit. According to Smoking, Luggage complies with internal rules of the detention facility.
“This is not some abandoned tower, this unit times of Pugachev. Nothing surprising in this, because the whole “prison” by and large these dates. So it is not clear why the observers are so actively pushing for the remoteness of this construction”, — he added.
Earlier, the representative of the Federal penitentiary service Sergei Tsygankov said that prisoners were placed in the tower because of overcrowding in the prison. According to him, in “Butyrka” is a lot more prisoners than provided for. Also in Department noted that prisoners had to be transferred to other premises, since the building, built in 1771, is constantly undergoing renovations.
September 11 in the Public monitoring Commission reported that in one of the towers of “Butyrka”, which was previously considered abandoned, contained two prisoners. It was noted that the chamber in which was found arrested, with an area of approximately four square meters with a bunk bed and outdoor toilet with no seat.
On the territory of “Butyrki” there are four ancient towers. In one of them, which was signed by Emelyan Pugachev, now a Museum, the other three were closed a few years ago.
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