Nice Work If You Can Get It

lcnlKVNOiAjeT8Z8ap5vVwInmates working in a prison sewing factory. Mordovia, Russia, March 20, 2007. Photo: Yuri Tutov/PhotoXPress. Courtesy of Meduza

RBC reports today that inmates in Russian penal colonies produced more than ₽32 billion in goods in 2017. Their wages averaged ₽229.40 (approx €3.22) a month.


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