Multiple violations of regulations. Prosecution Service already checked colony where Tsepovyaz eats crab meat, caviar, and barbecue
It was found out during the check that the colony’s staff hardly ever kept a wary eye on packages that came from outside the prison, and undeservingly gave incentives to the inmates. As for Tsepovyaz, he was not placed on the watch list and didn’t have a bed assigned to him.
After scandalous pictures with Viacheslav Tsepovyaz charged in the Tsapki gang case eating crab meat, caviar, and barbecue, were posted on the web, it was found out that the Prosecution Service had already checked the penitentiary facility where the condemned feel comfortable. According to Komsomolskaya pravda, it was in summer, 2018, when the Prosecution Service representatives visited the colony.
“Serious violations of the prison regime were found in the course of the check: non-compliance of a basis for and usage of incentives as to the condemned, non-taking of preventive work with the inmates, as well as non-deduction from wages that was supposed to be spent on reparation of damages related to crimes a criminal had committed. These procedures failed to be followed due to the fact that the prison authorities did not perform their duties satisfactorily.” the Prosecution Service’s report states. Moreover, the searches that had been carried out in the colony were superficial and considered ineffective by the Prosecution Service. “The work on detecting incoming delivery and usage of prohibited items by the inmates was weakened.”
It was found out that Tsepovyaz was not placed on the watch list when he arrived in the colony. There was also no bad assigned to the murderer from the village of Kushchyovskaya. So, Tsepovyaz could sleep wherever he wanted to.
The scandalous pictures that emerged recently were taken in 2015 - in 2 years after Viacheslav Tsepovyaz was sentenced to 20 years in a colony with a strict regime for a range of serious and especially serious crimes committed as a part of Tsapki gang.
Judging by the picture, the regime was not strict - the fact that drew attention of the Prosecution Service and the Investigative Committee. The day before, as was reported by his lawyer, Tsepovyaz was placed in a punitive confinement.
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