No Correction Against Correctional Facility


The Neman juvenile correctional school in Kaliningrad has an annual budget of 78 million rubels – more than the budget of the whole city. There are more than twice as many employees as juvenile offenders. But the institution doesn’t seem to help the young criminals much towards a better future.
This investigation found that over the ... Read More »

Another First Prize to SCOOP-Supported Reporter

A film created with SCOOP-2011 support won the 1st diploma in the category “Television Program” of the Northern Character Festival 2012.
It is the third award of Svetlana Sinitsyna for her investigation “The Kaninsky Deadlock“. The film was supported by SCOOP in 2011 and devoted to the alcoholism problem of the Nenets from the Kaninsky peninsula and to ... Read More »

“Sentenced” to Freedom

Photo - Mosneag

In Moldova persons sentenced for serious crimes to tens of years of prison can buy their freedom with the help of lawyers who have influence on the judges and prosecutors. The journalists Victor Mosneag, Tatiana Etco and Nicolae Cuschevici revealed how the system functions .
In the past 3 years, about 60% of convicts were released ... Read More »

The prisoner who didn’t get help


On 10th of October 2010 the Armenian criminal Slavik Voskanyan, 33, was transferred to the prison in Vanadzor in the Lori-region. He was in good health. Very good health. Two weeks later he died from poisoning in his leg.
How could this happen? Why didn’t he get treatment? The reporter Adrine Torosyan from Hetq investigated the matter.
Read the ... Read More »

A Nenets in Prison


Leonid Latyshev killed a man, while he was drunk, and ended up in prison in Arkhangelsk. Latyshev is a Nenets – a nomadic people in northwest Russia, traditionally living of reindeer herding. In today’s Russia, the Nenets live in villages and face increasing problems with alcohol and crime.
Reporter Svetlana Sinitsyna’s investigation of the Nenets problem was ... Read More »


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