Russia to build new detention center in annexed Crimea

Russia plans to build a new detention center for 1.5 inmates in the annexed Crimea. According to the data published on the Russian website of Government procurement, the prison will be built in the Simferopol area in two steps, reports Krym.Realii news outlet.

First, a facility for 1 thousand inmates with an area of about 40.8 thousand square meters will be built, and then the second facility for 500 inmates, with an approximate area of about 13.6 thousand square meters.

According to public procurement data, the new detention center will cost $3 million. Funds will be allocated from the Federal budget.

The overcrowding of the detention centers started in the Crimea began after its annexation by Russia. The only pre-trial detention center is in Simferopol, and it is overcrowded, as points out the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika and the heads of the Crimean Federal Penitentiary Service.

In 2018, the situation with detention centers in Crimea caused a scandal. A criminal case against the Deputy Director of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia Oleg Korshunov was initiated. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has accused Korshunov of the embezzlement of 200 million rubles during the construction of the detention center in Simferopol.

  Russia, Crimea