Online shop for convicts opens in Astrakhan Region

An online shop has been started up in Astrakhan for prisoners and those in custody awaiting trial.

At present such services are available in four institutions in the region. In the future, the internet service will be extended to all penitentiary institutions, the press service of the regional administration of the FSIN of Russia informed RG.

Anyone wishing to use the site must fill out an order form, select the desired item, send a request, and then pay the bill arriving in an e-mail by any method: an e-wallet, a bank card, or via terminals. After this, it only remains for their loved ones located in prisons or detention centers to receive the pre-ordered set of goods.

Most prisoners order toothpaste, tea, coffee, preserves, cigarettes, and cookies. The maximum size of a package is 44.09 pounds.

First published in Russian in Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

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