The budget cuts of the Federal service of execution of punishments is threatened by a shortage of food for the prisoners in the colonies, said Advisor to Director FSIN Vladimir Sedykh at the interagency meeting on food security of criminal-Executive system (UIS) on 29 November.
“If the budget of the Federal penitentiary service in 2015 was $ 20.5 billion, per prisoner per day accounted for 86 rubles, which we had to feed him. And from 2019 to feed his need for 64 rubles”, – quotes its “Interfax”.
The budget of the Federal penitentiary service in 2019 will be reduced to 15.2 billion rubles, says the Agency. “This is the threshold beyond which it is worth considering – what’s next? – said Gray. – Go to purchases of third-party buyers, to subsidize agricultural production at the expense of other income-generating activities?”
“If, God forbid, the budget will be less, with such performance we will have a breakdown”, – said the Advisor of the current head of this structure Gennady Kornienko.
The lion’s share of the budget of the Federal penitentiary service to spend on themselves, according to the press
Meanwhile, in September , “Novaya Gazeta” wrote that over the past 10 years, the budget of the Federal penitentiary service has increased six times and currently the prison Department occupies the sixth position in terms of funding among ministries and agencies after the Finance Ministry, defence Ministry, interior Ministry, Federal road Agency and the Ministry of education. Even the Ministry of health budget is less than FSIN.
Currently, colonies and prisons there are about 650 thousand prisoners. The budget per prisoner is about 400 thousand rubles. At the same time increased funding of the Federal penitentiary service, prisoners received very little on the content of a single spent a total of about 100 rubles a day, noted the publication.
According to the publication, 70-75% of the budget of the Federal penitentiary service takes on the financial security of the employees of the Department, their salaries, social benefits, many of which provided for early retirement and the opportunity to receive housing certificates. The number of staff financed from the Federal budget of the UIS staff is nearly 300 thousand people.
Here it is useful to remind that the former head of the Federal penitentiary service Alexander Reimer, along with her former Deputy was on trial in the high-profile case of the theft of 2.7 billion rubles, allocated to the Department from the budget for the implementation of the system of electronic monitoring of supervised entities (SAMPLE) in the penal system.
The trial in this case started on may 30, Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow. Colonel-General Reimer faces up to 10 years in prison. It was also reported that after his retirement in the FPS detected a fraud of 10 billion rubles.
The lucrative business behind bars
Meanwhile, in the fall of 2014 the Federal penitentiary service announced that it intends to make production in places of detention a profitable business. Currently, in many local prisons there are farms. Prisoners produce agricultural products, building materials, furniture, shoes, clothes, including uniforms for both police officers and engaged in woodworking and Metalworking.
In some colonies breed pigs, chickens, rabbits, sheep, grow vegetables and fruit, mainly to “meet the basic primary needs”, that is, for personal use. In other prisons specializiruetsya in the production of various products of daily demand.