An investigator visits Regional Tuberculosis Hospital No 1 under the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service, its staff charged with abusing convicts. Investigative Committee Office for Saratov Region. (Investigative CommitteeTASS via Getty Images)
Content warning: This article discusses torture and sexual assault in prison and includes graphic descriptions.
“They told me to take [their genitals] into my mouth, to suck,” an inmate from one of Russia’s correctional colonies told Novaya Gazeta in a recent interview.