Number of complaints from minor convicts, detainees drops – Russian children’s ombudsman
MOSCOW, March 11 (RAPSI) – The number of complaints submitted to the office of Russian child rights commissioner from prisons and detention facilities for minors has decreased in recent years, children’s ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova has said during the extended meeting of the Federal Penitentiary Service’s panel.
According to the rights commissioner, in 2019, her office received two applications concerning bad conditions in penitentiary facilities as compared to 2014 when such complaints were estimated at nearly 60% of all filed appeals.
Last year, 60% of submitted applications contained request for assistance in the transfer of a minor convict to a penitentiary facility close to a family’s place of living, and 30% - employment assistance requests, she added.
Kuznetsova also said that she would again apply to the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation to consider a possibility to give minor convicts and detainees access to distance education.