Prisoners are dying in correctional medical facility № 23. What can I do in order horrible diseases don’t cut off people of our country?
We’ve begun to inspect this facility only this year. Obviously, it’s too late because Public Monitoring Committee has been working for a long time. But unfortunately, earlier we didn’t get alarming signals and previous members of Committee didn’t find any violations at all.
However why would be we surprised? Even Federal Service for Execution of punishment didn’t discover breaches in there. There is one question left: did really special committee carried out inspection? If yes, was it verifiable?
I just know that concerning several complaints from prisoners there were no any inspections at all. Nobody questioned them and even those who asked for help are under persecution and pressure: ward-type rooms, solitaries, threatening to transfer to another correctional facility with «bad fame». Authorities even show video to threaten prisoners where convict S. was telling how he had been «met» in this facility. When we sent have complaints to Prosecutor office, we have received interesting response: results are negative, no evidence. As a result, this convict was put into ward-type room for 5 months and according to our sources, he inflicted injuries on himself protesting against this transfer, because he is very ill.
Administration has its own way to resolve an existing problem with prisoners: first medical workers change type of tuberculosis (if it is the first, they do it the third) which allows to turn prisoner into healthy one. But how is it possible?
Recently prisoner has been ill (tuberculosis) and a moment later he is healthy. Since him being completely recovered, administration can put prisoner into solitary, deprive of sleep and medicine. People feel worse in these conditions, their life and health are endangered. Under such circumstances, people die every week. No surprise.
Today I’ve found out that one more prisoner died some days ago — the third one. How to save people who don’t get medical treatment?
Does State need to save them? Its Law declares Human Life to be supreme VALUE.
Federal Service for Execution of punishment don’t see law breaks in correctional medical facility in Sosva. Maybe, Human Lives are not so important there, even they offended against the law.
Moratorium on capital punishment is in force but death penalty exists in another way.
Non-public getting rid of people with diseases or nation cleaning? Does this ring any bells?
Larisa Zakharova, member of Public Monitoring Committee of Sverdlovsk region.