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Russia: a prison hospital became a torture dungeon

“Strapped down, had genitals shoved in their faces”. How a prison hospital in Krasnoyarsk became a torture dungeon

The Krasnoyarsk Regional TB Hospital is the largest medical facility for prisoners in the region. Most patients arrive there for treatment. However, the hospital has isolated areas where inmates who are viewed as troublemakers by the chiefs of the Krasnoyarsk Krai Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service are beaten, tortured and broken through the use of punitive psychiatry. The Insider tracked down people who had experienced or witnessed violence at KTB-1 and found out how neuroleptics were used to turn healthy people into “vegetables”, how physical and sexual violence had been encouraged by senior correctional officers and why it is easier to kill a person with impunity in a prison hospital than anywhere else.

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