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The Head of Colony 3 TB Prison, Valeriy Chigrinets, inside the prison compound. Chigrinets has worked for 25 years in the prison system and has been Director of Colony 3 since 1 ½ years. He says that the situation concerning TB is improving, and that the number of inmates with TB has decreased. But he also admits that more work needs to be done in detecting the virus, addressing drug-resistant TB and making sure that patients complete their treatment. “There is A DR-TB patient inside his cell. He is about to be released from prison on medical grounds, as he has a heart problem and is very ill from DR-TB.