Facebook post by University of Helsinki

The Russian prison system is based on an inmate hierarchy, which is only sporadically supervised by official staff and is determined by physical force and money. Judith Pallot, who moved from Oxford to Helsinki, is now examining whether the ethnic and religious backgrounds of the prisoners also play a role.
Who runs Russia's prisons? Judith Pallot knows prison hierarchy helsinki.fi

In Perm, Russia, Professor Judith Pallot met prisoners who were picking mushrooms. Most of the locals are current or former prison camp inmates.