Massive brawl erupts in Siberian maximum security prison

A scuffle involving dozens inmates has broken out in a maximum security prison in the Russian city of Omsk. Authorities say a conflict between two groups spilled into a fight.

» Top New Products

The Secret Password To His Heart

Discover  The  Secret  That  Gives  You  His  Password  To  Unlock  His  Heart    and    Make  Him  Love  You.               

Registry Cleaner Download

Windows  registry  cleaner  helps  to  scan  your  PC,  safely  clean  the  errors    and    invalid  entries.           

FootyBetter's Complete Tips Package

A  Culmination  Of  All  Our  Football  Tipping  Services  Rolled  Into  One.                                                                 

Win More Tennis Matches

Strategy  And  Mental  Tennis  Ebooks  To  Make  You  A  Smarter  Player.                                                                         

Love spells for any occasion

The  ultimate  collection  of  hundreds  of  the  world's  best  and  most  effective  love  spells.                         

Create Your Own Destiny

Create  Your  Own  Destiny  without  Performing  Rituals    and    Worshiping  Entities                                               

Aquaponics 4 you

Learn  how  to  build  your  own  homemade  aquaponic  system                                                                                             

Great Cookbooks At Discount Prices

Get  Delicious  300  Mouthwatering  Chicken  Recipes,  Sure  to  please  your  taste  buds                                         

How to Write an Ebook

How  To  Write  Your  Own  Ebook(r)  In  7  Days                                                                                                                       

Surf fishing guide

The  ultimate  guide  to  get  started  surf  fishing  right  away  from  any  beach.                                                     

Earn Affiliate Commission Now

Here  Is  The  Opportunity  To  Clone  The  Entire  Affiliate  Marketing  System  Today                                               

Learn how to freestyle rap here

Learn  how  to  flow  your  own  songs  with  freestyle  rapping  here.                                                                             


The confrontation was started on Sunday night by a group of inmates that prison authorities characterized as having “negative attitude.” They were demanding significant easing of rules in the top security prison and tried to convince other inmates to support them. After the latter group refused, the brawl broke out.

Read more

A still frame from a video made with a body-mounted security cam in Yaroslavl Penal Colony No1© Novayagazeta

Several dozens of prisoners took part in the brawl, according to the Russian Federal Service for Execution of Punishment. Some media put the number of brawlers at 50 while others claimed that the scuffle allegedly involved as many as 200 people. At least 20 inmates are reported injured with four being inmates taken to hospital following the brawl.

The rioters barricaded themselves in the barracks at some point but eventually surrendered when the police special forces arrived. Prison authorities say that guards did not have to use any force or special means to calm down the fight and no one of the guards was attacked, yet they put the facility on lockdown.

The demands of the riot instigators were “unlawful,” a regional ombudsperson, Irina Kasyanova explained. The list of their demands included the free use of mobile phones and the freedom to move around the penal facility, she said, adding that the inmates also urged the prison authorities to release those put into penal confinement over the violations of the prison order.

Some news outlets, however, reported that the inmates were dissatisfied with poor incarceration conditions and complained about beating and abuse. “They wanted to attract attention of the authorities,” a police source told the Novosibirsk media outlet, the NGS Novosti. Local reports also said that a banner reading “help us!” was put on a wall of one of the prison barracks at some point but was then briefly removed.

None of these reports has been confirmed by the officials so far. The riot was instigated by “some 12 inmates,” according to Kasyanova.

Police has opened a probe into the incident. The instigators could face additional prison terms ranging from eight to twelve years in jail. The incident comes following a series of media reports about the alleged beatings and torture of inmates by prison staff in several penal institutions across Russia.

The reports as well as videos of alleged abuse released by the media prompted the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service, Gennadiy Korniyenko, to order all penal institutions to regularly report on conditions in which inmates are kept.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Post Author: martin

Martin is an enthusiastic programmer, a webdeveloper and a young entrepreneur. He is intereted into computers for a long time. In the age of 10 he has programmed his first website and since then he has been working on web technologies until now. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of and Online Magazines. His colleagues appreciate him as a passionate workhorse, a fan of new technologies, an eternal optimist and a dreamer, but especially the soul of the team for whom he can do anything in the world.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.