March 12 - Day of the employee of the penitentiary system
The Penitentiary System of Russia (UIS) is one of the guarantees of the security of citizens and the successful development of the state. In one form or another at all times in a civilized society there were cases of crime and punishment. Over the past centuries, employees of the penitentiary system not only stood guard over the rest of the country's population, but also tried to fulfill its main function - to return to society of respectable citizens. In its current form, it counts down its existence from March 12, 1879 - the day of signing by Alexander II decree on the establishment of the prison department, which has united and structured all the correctional institutions of the country. Therefore, March 12 is the Day of the Penitentiary System of Russia. It was established in 2010.
A bit of history
UIS of Russia was part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, however, due to international obligations, the country was transferred to the control of the Ministry of Justice. Henceforth, the department is not tasked with providing the labor force of construction or participating in the struggle against the opposition, and therefore it can contribute to the construction of a rule-of-law state. Now this is a more prestigious system open to the media, which is guarding the law and interests of the population.
The day of the employee of the penitentiary system is not only called upon to draw attention to imperceptible and important work, but also to encourage the public to call for educational work and provide social assistance to the released and imprisoned. Every day FSIN employees carry out tasks for the correction, protection, convoying, medical care of arrested persons, education and retraining, as well as attracting them to work. They carry a very difficult, dangerous service and rightly have their professional date - Day of the employee of the penitentiary system.
A look into the future
Now there is a concept aimed at the development of MIS, calculated until 2020. In accordance with it, the activities of the FSIN should be close to international standards and promote the development of society. The main directions of work of the federal service employees will be such actions: active use of punishments that do not involve deprivation of liberty, prevention of the popularization of criminal subculture and stimulation of lawful behavior of convicts and released. The document presupposes not only an improvement in the situation of persons in custody, but also an increase in the remuneration of workers in penitentiary institutions. The established Day of the employee of the penitentiary system certainly contributes to the achievement of these goals.
The present and future of MIS
The number of employees of the MIS is regulated in accordance with the world practice and the laws of Russia, taking into account the high workload when working with convicts. To date, the staff of the existing FSIN staff numbers more than 300 thousand people. Graduates of higher and secondary vocational schools are ready to replace them. Thanks to the educational activities and purposeful policy of the state, the profession is becoming more prestigious. We accept congratulations on the Day of the employee of the penitentiary system and the staff of scientific research institutes designed to develop new corrective technologies and methods of working with convicts, which are based on the latest technologies in the field of law, psychology, education and medicine.
Remembering the past, with confidence in the future
On the Day of the employee of the penitentiary system, concentrates are organized on the radio and on the air. In the institutions themselves, current employees accept prizes and certificates. Congratulation of the penitentiary system from relatives and colleagues can take place in different forms, the main thing is that it is done from the heart and with love. The main congratulations are received by well-deserved workers of the MIS in the form of regular titles and state awards, including specially established ones. Cadets and students of specialized educational institutions participate in thematic conferences and round tables. Honor is given to employees who fell during the service. The day of the penitentiary system of Russia became an excellent occasion for the exchange of experience and international contacts with the participation of veterans, heads of departments, politicians and heads of penitentiary services.