Infamous ‘Butyrka’ Prison In Russia To Install Sunbeds For Enhancement Of Its Inmates’ Robustness

November 10th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

November 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The ‘Butyrka’ detention center located in the central area of Moscow is regarded as one of the most infamous prisons in Russian history. Prominent personalities, who have been positioned behind its bars, include Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Isaak Babel, who were writers suppressed during the Soviet times by the suspicious Soviet bureaucracy.

This prison, of the 19th century, has a chief named Sergei Telyatnikov. Telyatnikov has uttered to Vesti FM, a state-owned radio station, that supplementary medical services along with sunbeds will be installed in the prison by the end of this year in order to enhance the physical and mental robustness of its inmates. The nationalized RIA news agency of Russia has mentioned that the sunbeds would be utilized for medical objectives. Telyatnikov has voiced that the convicts in Butyrka will have access to ultrasound items to assess their fitness and could even experience spa amenities such as mud baths in the future.

The Butyrka penal complex, along with the generally teeming and shabbily managed prison structure of Russia, encountered acute public scrutiny subsequent to the demise in 2009 of the attorney, Sergei Magnitsky, who was compelled to reside in Butyrka in the last few months of life. The 37-year-old Magnitsky was a consultant with Hermitage, which previously was the largest equity investment fund in Russia. His attorneys have now asserted that Magnitsky was placed under imprisonment unlawfully and was not bequeathed medical help in spite of recurring pleas.

The backers of Magnitsky have disparaged Butyrka for not possessing the ultrasound apparatus that could have helped Magnitsky when he was there. The Federal Prison Service (FPS) of Russia has already confessed, rather unexpectedly, that it was partially culpable for the decease of Magnitsky. A few months back, the FPS claimed that nearly 50% of Russian jailbirds are unwell with the debilitating HIV and tuberculosis. The FPS has articulated that obsolete medical equipment was the factor behind the increasing health crises in the inmates.

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