Russian Limbo

is creating a podcast about Russian prisons

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Support us and we will tell you in the next series of the podcast about the history, life and customs of a Russian prison. Real stories from prisoners and those who protect, advocate and support them. What's going on behind the high barbed wire fence? How do prison staff oppress and humiliate prisoners? What helps prisoners to keep themselves? With your help, we can continue this story.

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About Russian Limbo

 Russian Limbo is a podcast about some of Russia’s most notorious pretrial detention facilities, or, more simply jails.

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These institutions house people who are not yet convicted, but have been charged with a crime. Sometimes people are kept in these facilities for years, and yet, few people know what it’s really like inside one. In fact, what happens in a Russian detention facility usually stays there, only to be known to the guards and the detainees, just as is so often the case in the US and many parts of the world? <
There are 308 operational facilities. As of January 1, 2019, they were inhabited by 99,722 people. We will explain how pretrial detention facilities work in Russia and bring you the stories of those who have been inside those veiled institutions with great historical background. Our guests are from NGOs, prisons and advocacy.

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Our team will release at least two more narrative episodes about provincial pre-trial facilities with afocus oncorruption, torture, and informal resistance of prisoners. These will be followed by three more episodes featuring interviews with experts who study the Russian penitentiary system.
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