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Russian Inmates Allowed Out Of Their Cells, Into The Fields

Some 250 inmates serving life sentences at a penal colony settlement some 50 kilometers northeast of the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk also perform forced labor in the prison's agricultural fields and on other farms. Inmates must sign a document every hour to monitor their whereabouts. (7 PHOTOS)

Inmates operate a tractor and a seeder while sowing barley.
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Inmates operate a tractor and a seeder while sowing barley.

An inmate holds a handful of barley as he loads it into a seeder before sowing a field at a penal colony.
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An inmate holds a handful of barley as he loads it into a seeder before sowing a field at a penal colony.

An inmate loads barley into a seeder before sowing.
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An inmate loads barley into a seeder before sowing.

An inmate drives a tractor while sowing potatoes.
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An inmate drives a tractor while sowing potatoes.

Inmates sit on a sofa and armchairs in a field while having a meal during a work break.
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Inmates sit on a sofa and armchairs in a field while having a meal during a work break.

An inmate sits on a horse and signs a document, given by a prison guard during the hourly control, on an agricultural field at a penal colony.
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An inmate sits on a horse and signs a document, given by a prison guard during the hourly control, on an agricultural field at a penal colony.

Inmates load potatoes into a seeder.
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Inmates load potatoes into a seeder.

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