As a part of the project «Public service for penitentiary control in the Ural Federal Region» attorney Roman Kachanov has visited convict T. in order to counsel him in penal colony № 10 in Yekaterinburg.
After constant trials against Ivdel colonies № 62 and № 63 whose cases are connected with a right on legal help for convicts, attorney was surprised how organized and coordinated system for providing legal counseling in penal colony № 10. In a fact process of writing a statement and giving a meeting to attorney took 10-15 minutes. But Roman had to wait for convict about 15-20 minutes more, but it is understandable.
The room for attorneys’ meetings is comfortable and light enough with big table and soft chairs. Before meeting with prisoner, polite officer explained how to us inside phone and alarm button. When Roman Kachanov remembered other conditions he went through in December of 2013 in penal colony № 62 where he was in stuffy room with glass wall separating him from his client. After this «reception»we had to prosecute administrationof colony in order to assert rights to have a meeting confidentially.
In general convict T. feels fine about living conditions in penal colony № 10. He said that solitary, where he was detained, is very good and has a huge radiator there. It’s very warm and he has a good meal.
What can we say? It appears that there are facilities with different level of law there. We don’t know why and how. And why doesn’t the Main Committee resolve problems in those colonies where level of law and order is very low, where human rights defenders get the most complaints from.
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Human rights defenders of the Urals.