Lgov Prison

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Lgov Prison (Russian: Льго́вская коло́ния), officially Penal Colony No. 3 (Федеральное бюджетное учреждение "Исправительная колония №3" УФСИН России по Курской области or ФКУ ИК-3), is a prison in Lgov, Kursk Oblast,[1] in southwestern Russia.[2] Lgov is located south of Moscow.[3] It is operated by the Federal Penitentiary Service.

In June 2005 hundreds of prisoners, en masse, slashed themselves with razors to protest perceived violations of their rights. The prisoners cut their legs, necks, and wrists. Afterwards, 179 prisoners sought medical attention for the self-inflicted injuries.[4]


  1. ^ "Федеральное казенное учреждение "Исправительная колония № 3"." Federal Penitentiary Service Kursk Region. Retrieved on 5 October 2011. "307754 г. Льгов Курской области ул. Примакова."
  2. ^ "Inmates in hunger strike to protest against beatings." Agence France Presse at the Taipei Times. Sunday 3 July 2005. Retrieved on 5 October 2011.
  3. ^ Simpson, Emma. "Russia's 'crumbling' prison system." BBC. Friday 7 April 2006. Retrieved on 5 October 2011.
  4. ^ "News in Brief." The Moscow Times. 29 June 2005. Retrieved on 5 October 2011.

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Coordinates: 51°41′32″N 35°15′28″E / 51.6922°N 35.2578°E / 51.6922; 35.2578