“Reasonable hard labor”. Olga Golodets suggests using of prison labor for the benefit of state-owned companies”. Comment of Shamil Shikhshaidov, Bar's attorney, for 'Company' journal

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25 November 2016

“Reasonable hard labor”. Olga Golodets suggests using of prison labor for the benefit of state-owned companies”. Comment of Shamil Shikhshaidov, Bar's attorney, for 'Company' journal

Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said about two new ideas of officials, concerning labor law: to limit the migrant influx, from whom are only fiscal losses and the leakage of capital abroad, and allow to involve the prisoners to work in state-owned companies.

From January 2017 in Russia a new kind of criminal sentence for committing a non-grave crimes or for convicted for the first time appear - correctional labour (this measure was to take action before, but labor places has not been created). According to the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, in 2015 nearly 25 000 people in Russia were sentenced to correctional labours. The Ministry of Justice is also the initiator of involving convicts to work in state-owned companies under the quota, including those, which are in outlying regions.

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