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'I have no one here'. Borisov Photo: Ofer Amram
'I have no one here'. Borisov Photo: Ofer Amram
 
 

Inmate: Transfer me to Russian prison

Woman serving eight-year sentence for drowning her son complains of humiliation, harassment; requests to be transferred to prison in her native country of Russia

Raanan Ben-Zur
Published: 05.09.12, 13:00 / Israel News

A woman serving an eight-year sentence for drowning her 4-year-old son is seeking to be transferred to Russia, her native country, for the remaining part of her sentence. "The Israel Prison Service is out to get me, the inmates humiliate me," she said. The IPS said in response, "Her matter is being dealt with in a professional matter."

 

Olga Borisov, 46, is serving her sentence at the Neve Tirza Prison for women having been convicted of killing her son in August 2008. Thus far, all of her requests to visit his grave have been denied due to bad behavior.

 

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Borisov has an additional four and a half years left in her sentence which she said is unlikely to be reduced. "I keep thinking about Alon (her son). He's always in my head. I love and miss him. I've expressed regret but it's no help, the IPS is out to get me," she told her friends.

 


אולגה בוריסוב בבית המשפט. "חיה בפחד כל הזמן" (צילום: אבי כהן)

Olga Borisov in court (Photo: Avi Cohen)

 

Borisov also complained she was being harassed by the other inmates. "I'm smart, educated, confident and not short of money. It irritates the inmates as well as the staff," she said. "The inmates keep threatening me and humiliating me and I do everything to keep out of trouble. I live in constant fear. It's hard for me, I don't feel good here and I won't rot in an Israeli prison."

 

Borisov further added, "I'm afraid I won't survive here. I'm better off serving my time in Russia. True, the conditions there are tougher but I can't suffer here anymore. In Russia I have my sister. Here in Israel I have no one."

 

The IPS said in response: The inmate's matter is being taken care of professionally and sensitively by the prison authorities. All of her claims are being dealt with."

 

 

 

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