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BUR , HEIGHTENED REGIME BARRACK

09.11.2006

BUR , HEIGHTENED REGIME BARRACK

This was a form of extra punishment imposed on prisoners of general, heightened and special regimes. It was introduced in the 1920s. Prisoners were put into BUR for up to 6 months. They were locked up; made to work in a closed room, with walks in a courtyard; they received a reduced amount of food; could receive only one letter a month; parcels and visits were prohibited and they were only allowed to spend 3 roubles a month on extra food items (“laryok”)

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