The article analyzes the current problems of legal regulation and the application of
incentives and penalties for convicts serving sentences of imprisonment. The scientific
work contains a historical content analysis of the current systems of measures of incentives
and penalties in different periods of the historical development of society and the penal
system of the Russian Federation.
Based on the conducted empirical research among 20 employees - detachment
commanders from 13 regions of Russia, undergoing advanced training the program
«Organization of educational work» in the Vologda Institute of Law and Economics of
the Federal Penal Service of Russia, the authors of the article prepared a number of
recommendations and suggestions for improving the current legislation and its application
in this area.
The article draws attention to the exclusion of ineffective incentives from the penal
legislation of the Russian Federation, in particular, the award of a gift and a cash prize.
Proposals were made to expand the list of incentive measures to ensure the differentiation
and individualization of the sentence of imprisonment.
The authors made proposals to improve the penalties applied to those sentenced to
imprisonment: to increase the size of the disciplinary penalty, taking into account inflation,
not to include the convicted person in a punishment cell and a single chamber type in the
general term of serving a sentence, to add the list of penalties. In addition, the article deals with the problems of recognizing a convict as a malicious violator of the established order
The results of the study can be used in the educational process in the study of legal
disciplines, in the law enforcement practice of employees of the penal system of the
Russian Federation, as well as for further research in this area.
Keywords: convict; incentives and penalties; disciplinary action; stimulating norms; violation of the established order of punishment; malicious violator of the established order of punishment; penal isolator; chamber type room; single room chamber type
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