Shklou: former prisoners ordered to clean park territory

2012 2012-12-07T20:28:06+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At the end of November the Shklou District Police Department held a “Vacancies Fair” within the action “Step Towards”, aimed at socialization of people with previous convictions. The event was attended by the DPD head Aliaksandr Pimenau, the Shklou district prosecutor Dzmitry Liancheuski, the deputy head of the department of labor, employment and social defense Mikalai Yaromich and the citizens of the Shklou district registered at the criminal-executive inspection.

At first the police officials and the executive authorities told about the vacancies in the district. After this, the film “Light at the End of Tunnel” was showed.

After the end of the official part of the event, the people with previous convictions were sent to “voluntary works” - to clean the territory of the city park. Of course, nobody asked their agreement, they were just told to do it.

According to the district newspaper “Udarnyi Front”, such events are held each month and the authorities plan to continue the work in this direction in 2013.

At present, there are 39 unemployed people with previous convictions in the Shklou district. 22 people have been employed this year. All in all, 361 people are registered at the criminal-executive inspection of the Shklou District Police Department – some of them are people with previous convictions, others received punishments which are not connected with isolation from the society.