Number 1 Vor Shakro Molodoy moved closer to family, southward
The thief in law, Zakhary Kalashov, has been escorted to the Ust-Labinsk high-security prison IK-2, from where they control prisoners of all Russian jails. This means that the penitentiary system made sure Shakro Molodoy has all chances of preserving his status of the "number 1 thief" while in prison.
Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Molodoy), the "number 1 thief", has been moved to the Ust-Labinsk high-security prison IK-2 in the village of Dvubratsky, Ust-Labinsk district, Krasnodar region, where he will continue to serve the sentence imposed by the court.
By sending Shakro Molodoy to the southern jail, the FSIN made an unprecedented exception for him, since thieves in law (vors) tend to serve their sentences in the polar regions and Siberia. Even the Central Federal District is a rare place for thieves in law, let alone the Southern Federal District.
The Ust-Labinsk jail has earned the reputation of the principal territory, from where they control prisoners of all Russian jails. This means that the penitentiary system made sure Shakro Molodoy has all chances of preserving his status of the "number 1 thief" while in prison.
It is also worth noting that Krasnodar is the city where Zakhary Kalashov’s family lives.
Rosbalt reported in early February that moving the most influential thief in law in Russia to one of the southern jails could be a special plan of the Federal Penitential Service.
It was reported that the FSIN was using Shakro Molodoy to deal with the growing influence of extremist convicts in jails; the alarming trend has recently been noticed in many Russian prisons. If earlier all penitentiary institutions were referred to as the “red” ones, i.e. controlled by the administration, and the “black” ones, i.e. with a large weight of thieves in law, now it is safe to say that new prisons emerged, the “green” ones, where so-called “jamaats” call the shots. They are convicts, who profess radical Islam. To control the situation, the FSIN sends powerful thieves in law to the problematic regions so that all prison castes would obey to them.
It is the Urals and southern Russia where the radical Islamists dominate. That is why Eduard Sakhnov (Sakhno), a thief in law serving a 25-year term, was sent to the Urals from the Volga region, in the hope that one of the former Obshchak leaders would balance it out. In the south of Russia, it is Zakhary Kalashov, the "number 1 thief", who has to use his excellent relations with criminal leaders of the North Caucasus and fulfill the mission.
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