Ex-head of Federal Penitentiary Service sent to 'red' colony he personally inspected 

Ex-head of Federal Penitentiary Service sent to 'red' colony he personally inspected
Aleksandr Reymer in the correctional camp No. 5 six years ago

"San Sanych arrived at night, in his civil clothes," employees of the correctional camp No.5 (IK-5) said. Aleksandr Reymer has been placed in a colony for convicted law enforcement officers.

Former Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Aleksandr Reymer has been convoyed to IK-5 in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region.

He is familiar with the colony in question. Moskovsky Komsomolets notes that as head of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, Reymer had personally inspected the specialized colony for convicted law enforcement officers, military, and judges, calling it "decent but not perfect."

In 2011, Reymer visited it along with other correctional institutions in the Kirov region, personally checking the features of its everyday life, including the toilet's operation and the availability of hot water in the tap; he also tasted local food. Back then, he assessed the colony at 4 points on a five-point scale.

"San Sanych (informal for Aleksandr Aleksandrovich) came at night, in civil clothes, immediately ending up in the hospital," a source in the IK-5 said. According to him, the ex-head of the Federal Penitentiary Service has health problems, so he will have to spend a long time in the prison hospital.


Aleksandr Reymer checked every little thing

The prisoner noted that the correctional facility staff and inmates are respectful towards Reymer. Apart from him, there are several generals in the colony, but Reymer is the most famous among them.

According to employees of the regional Penitentiary Service, the Kirovo-Chepetsk colony is considered fully 'red' – i.e., there is no thieves' slang or unwritten rules – the colony administration rules prevail. However, in March 2017, there was a mass brawl involving more than 20 prisoners in the colony, which hosts one and a half thousand people.


The publication notes that "nobody will force Reymer to work in the colony, unless he himself wants it; the correctional camp has shops for the production of greenhouses, garden tools, vegetable oil and canned vegetables, as well as its own television and radio studio."

To recall, Aleksandr Reymer headed the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service from 2009 to 2012. June 2014, 2017, the court sentenced him to 8 years of general-regime colony under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code for multibillion frauds in the state purchase of electronic bracelets for prisoners. According to the investigation, the high-ranking official had created a crime group, which included his subordinates and a businessman Nikolay Martynov.



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