Prisoners sentenced to corrective labor will be involved in the assembly of cars at the AvtoVAZ plant in the Samara region. This was told to RBC by the head of the company Maxim Sokolov at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
According to him, the enterprise lacks labor force, and this is what hinders its development, and allegedly not sanctions at all, but also the lack of necessary technologies and components. Next year, AvtoVAZ plans to involve up to 4,000 workers in production, using “all tools” for this.
When asked how many prisoners would be among them, Sokolov replied: “Well, maybe hundreds, maybe one hundred, maybe two hundred.” At the same time, he noted that they will be paid a salary.
As Interfax wrote , plans for an additional recruitment of labor force in AvtoVAZ are associated with an increase in production volumes of the Lada Vesta NG model. The department of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Samara Region estimated the need of the enterprise for workers until January 2024 at just 4 thousand people and proposed to cover it by 50% at the expense of prisoners (that is, to allocate 2 thousand sentenced to forced labor).
In March, Fontanka reported that judges were asked to be more active in sentencing defendants to forced labor so that they would “make amends with labor.” First of all, we are talking about those convicted on narcotic articles, for robbery and theft. The largest correctional center for such workers has been established in St. Petersburg.