Day of the operational employee of the Russian penitentiary system (08/05)

Every year on May 8, employees of the operational units of the penitentiary system (UIS) of Russia celebrate their professional holiday.

This structure dates back to 1925, when the secret department of the United State Political Administration was entrusted with secret operational work in political isolation wards. However, May 8, 1935 is considered the official day of the creation of the operational units of the UIS.

Currently, the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia has an independent structural unit - operational management. It ensures the personal security of prisoners and correctional staff, and is also involved in the investigation and prevention of crime in places of punishment. Operative employees of the penitentiary system are also engaged in the search for criminals who have escaped or evaded punishment.

As the leadership of the Federal Penitentiary Service notes, during the period of reforming the penitentiary system within the framework of the concept of its development until 2020, a special role belonged to the operational units, which have to work in difficult conditions and perform difficult tasks related to ensuring law and order in correctional institutions. institutions.

Recall that on March 12, employees of the penitentiary system of the Ministry of Justice of Russia celebrate their professional holiday.