MOSCOW, January 13 (RAPSI) — Russia's Ministry of Justice has unveiled its proposals aimed at amending the internal rules of pre-trial detention centers and correctional facilities.

The proposals are put forward in the framework of the monitoring the implementation of the new Internal Regulations, effective from July 17, 2022.

Thus, it is envisaged that inmates will be able to apply for the issuance or replacement of Russian passports through administrations of pre-trial detention centers. If certain inmates do not have enough money for this purpose, the replacement is to be carried out at the expense of the federal budget.

According to the proposals, inmates will also be able to apply through the administrations of a pre-trial detention centers or correctional institutions for state registration of the termination of a person's status as an individual entrepreneur.

The proposals also clarify certain provisions relating to visits. Minors, accompanied by adults, are allowed to meet with inmates held in a pre-trial detention centers, as well as with those sentenced to deprivation of liberty. The number of minor visitors is not limited. The number of persons allowed for a long visit is determined taking into account the capacity of the long visit rooms and the schedule of visits.

The planned provisions will apply to suspects and accused persons in punitive confinement, convicts, placed in disciplinary or punishment cells or in solitary confinement, those serving life sentences, as well as prisoners, persons sentenced to forced labor and those placed in premises for persons who violated the regulations.