Russian inmate escape prison on the day of his release

A Russian prisoner who had been serving a lengthy 22-year-long sentence at the IK-19 penal colony, located in the village of Markova near Irkutsk, escaped on the day he was supposed to be released. 

Kamoljon Kalonov, originally from the city of Zima in the Irkutsk region, was convicted of a double murder, theft, and possession of weapons, ammunition, explosives, and explosive devices.

According to the SHOT Telegram channel, Kalonov disappeared from the colony in the early morning of his release day, without informing anyone. As per the regional department of the Federal Penitentiary Service, he is currently on the run.



But how did he escape?

Surprisingly, the colony where Kalonov had been serving his sentence was an open facility, allowing the convicts to move around freely.

In such facilities, absence for up to three days is not considered a prison escape but rather an evasion from the route. However, if the inmate doesn’t come back or is not located during this time, he or she risks up to four years in prison.

Kalonov was first convicted of organizing a criminal community and was released from prison in 1997. However, he was convicted once again in 2001 for a 22-year sentence.

His parole hearing was successful, and he was due to be released and sent for forced labor before his escape.



The reasons behind Kalonov’s escape on the day of his release are unknown. However, escaping from an open penal colony can result in serious legal consequences, adding more years to the sentence, and more significant restrictions for the inmate in the future.

In conclusion, escaping from prison is a criminal offense, and the legal consequences are severe. In this case, Kamoljon Kalonov has put himself in a difficult situation by escaping from an open facility on the very day he was supposed to be released.

It is crucial to follow the laws and regulations of the land to avoid any legal implications in the future.

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