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Russia will block mobile communications for prisoners


In the near future, swindlers working in Russiafrom colonies and other places of detention, will be deprived of the opportunity to use mobile communications. The main goal of the new bill, passed by the Duma in the final third reading, will be to protect Russians from annoying, unpretentious, but dangerous and unceremonious swindlers who regularly deceive gullible citizens.

According to the Federal Execution Serviceof punishments (FSIN) of Russia, a significant part of the scammers involved in schemes with telephone scams are prisoners who are in jail or colony. To increase the effectiveness of the fight against call centers located in prisons, the Federal Penitentiary Service even asked for an additional three billion rubles from the budget.

During the discussion of the bill, the deputiesnoted that, despite the already existing ban on the use of mobile phones in colonies, FSIN officers annually confiscate up to 60 thousand gadgets from prisoners. In addition to committing the usual scams on behalf of a bank, an injured relative or a gigolo, sometimes prisoners use mobile communications to coordinate criminal groups or pressure witnesses.

The bill states that blockingthere will be mobile numbers used by prisoners in colonies, and a permit for blocking will be issued by an official of the Federal Penitentiary Service. At the same time, the phones of the colony employees will continue to work.

Source: lenta

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