In September, the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) submitted documents for approval to the Ministry of Finance with a request to approve the JSC OPK (structure of Ruselectronics, which is part of Rostec State Corporation) as the only supplier for the implementation of the first stage of digital transformation of the department, for which 22.5 billion rubles, Kommersant reported, citing sources.
The interlocutor of the publication said that two weeks ago the Federal Penitentiary Service received the first tranche of 800 million rubles. The contract is scheduled to be signed by November 15th.
The Ministry of Finance confirmed to the publication that the proposal of the Federal Penitentiary Service to determine the only provider of services came to the ministry. In “Ruselectronics” added that they received a request from the Federal Penitentiary Service about the possibility of executing the digitalization plan of the department. The company sent its proposal to the service. The FSIN did not respond to the publication’s request.
The Federal Penitentiary Service plans to introduce several systems within the framework of digitalization: “Digital Platform of the Labor Adaptation Environment of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia”, “Unified Information System of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia” and “Electronic queue of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia”. The most expensive project will be the “System of face recognition, behavioral analysis and post-analysis of the collected data within the digital profile of the convict to adjust the resocialization program built on the basis of artificial intelligence” – its cost will be 10 billion rubles.
A source close to the Federal Penitentiary Service said that a neural network would be deployed in prisons and colonies that would recognize the faces of convicts and service employees. She will be able to detect atypical behavior: fights, beatings, etc. If the system registers such an incident, it will transmit a signal to the regional office of the FSIN. The neural network will work on new and existing surveillance cameras.