Russian prisoners will live in subsistence farming, said FSIN

© RIA Novosti / Olesya Potapovskaya. Archival photoRussian prisoners will live in subsistence farming, said FSIN© RIA Novosti / Olesia Potapova

Federal service of execution of punishments (FSIN) of Russia plans in coming years to become self-sufficient in food, said the first Deputy Minister Anatoly Rudy on the opening of an international penitentiary forum «Crime, penalty, correction».

«In the coming years we plan to become self-sufficient through the development of agriculture and minimize government subsidies, the prison authorities,» said Rudy.

He noted that the decision to self-sufficiency in food will further employ convicts.

The competitiveness of production activities of institutions of criminal-Executive system, according to Rudy, must be provided by qualified personnel. For prisoners to receive secondary vocational education operates vocational schools 307 and 392 of their branch, said the Deputy head of the FSIN.