Lies, damn lies and statistics — how many prisoners has Wagner really recruited?

Judith Pallot points out why any inmate recruitment estimates based off Russian federal prison data is shoddy journalism and should be treated with caution

Will Russia put Ukraine dissidents into camps?

Judith Pallot and Brendan Humphreys warn that Russia’s exit from the Council of Europe is an extra threat to the human rights of anti-war protestors in both Russia and Ukraine

The cold logic of forced labour in Russia

Judith Pallot on what lies behind FSIN’s promotion of “forced labour as an alternative to deprivation of liberty”

Lessons of the Recent Past: From Tuberculosis to COVID-19 in Russia’s Prisons

Judith Pallot on the history of epidemics in Russia’s prison system and the secretive nature of the Federal Penitentiary System during the pandemic