theme (1998) 10/13/1998
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This issue was filmed not in a television studio, but behind barbed wire, because the theme of the program is a children's colony, and its participants are children who committed certain offenses.
According to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, a person who has attained the age of 16 by the time the crime was committed is liable to criminal liability; For the commission of a number of crimes, criminal responsibility begins from the age of 14.
Among those serving a sentence in educational colony for a period of up to 2 years, 11.8% were convicted, up to 3 years - 36.2%, up to 5 years - 40.5%, over 5 years - 11.5%.
Since 1993, the percentage of convicts for murder has steadily increased, at the time of filming it was 3.2%.
In total, 20,252 convicts are held in educational colonies of Russia, with whom 10,856 employees work.
The country is fevered by political and financial crises, everyone needs help, but there is a category of citizens, from the attention to which the future of our country literally depends - these are our children.
What will society be like in the 21st century?
Society of Freedom and Happiness or Society with a short but more than expressive name - the zone?
Filming took place in the children's educational and labor colony of Mozhaisk.
What kind of people will grow up juvenile criminals, what should society do to reduce the number of offenses, dreams and plans for the future of the inmates themselves? - about this and many other things the children talk with the actor Georgy Zhzhenov, the songwriter Mikhail Tanich and the political observer Alexander Bovin, in their youth the past jails and camps.
Also in the program were shot the head of the department of educational colonies of the Ministry of Justice Vasily Kovtun, the director of the prison school Olga Knyazkova, the head colonies Sergei Arilin, prisoners Vladimir Popov, Sergei Mozharenko, Yevgeny Shtrukin, Dmitry Aleksanov, Herman Utin.
The final of the program includes a fragment of the concert of the group Lesopoval.
PersonnelZhzhonov G.S. - actor of theater and cinema, writer, public figure, People's Artist of the USSR, veteran of labor. Tanich M.I. - Songwriter, music producer, People's Artist of Russia, Honored Artist of Russia, creator of the music group Lesopoval. Bovin AE - Russian journalist, writer-publicist, political scientist, diplomat, candidate of philosophical sciences.
Moscow region 
Childhood and youth; Prisons and camps