“We have approached 12 thousand.

Now there are 11936 people in the Moscow pre-trial detention center (with a filling limit of 9150 people. -


),” he said during a meeting with members of the PMC.

According to the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Moscow, now in isolation wards "beds are being installed - stationary and portable."

“The increase in the number of arrests is 2,000 people.

In addition, we were limited to export to the pre-trial detention center in other regions (pending appeals of convicts. -


) from 600 people a month to 300, because there are also fewer free places, ”the general explained.

The number of arrested foreigners also increased by 700 people, Serhiy Moroz added.

According to the Federal Penitentiary Service, the most difficult situation is now in the Butyrka pre-trial detention center (overcrowded by 29%) and in the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center (overflowed by 27.7%).

“We need to plant less, I agree,” the head of the department answered the question of members of the PMC about reducing the number of arrests.

According to him, 700 people are now under house arrest in Moscow.

“And we are ready to control 1,500 people under house arrest.

The equipment has been purchased,” he said.

Sergei Moroz also assured human rights activists that the lifting of the current ban on cell-to-cell tours for PMCs due to the COVID-19 pandemic depends solely on the chief sanitary doctor of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia.

At the same time, according to the Federal Penitentiary Service of Moscow, now there is only one person in the capital's pre-trial detention center with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus.

Earlier, the press service of the Moscow City Court told RT that the number of people sent to a pre-trial detention center in Moscow increased by 1501 over the year.