On the moment of publication of this text, the interviewed Andrii Poiasnyk
of tuberculosis. In 2012 parliamentary elections, Andrii voted in Drohobytska Penal Colony #40. — We were told to vote for the Party of Regions, — told Andrii. — Head of the unit was standing next to the cabin and we showed for whom we had voted."
However, according to Andrii, those who voted not the way they were told to, were not punished.
Another former prisoner, who asked to remain anonymous
, voted in May 2014 on presidential elections in Lukianivskyi Investigation Isolator (Kyiv).
— Nobody told us for whom to vote
, — he told. — I don't remember, before or after the election day, but we received Roshen candies. The voting went quietly: polling booths were placed in the office of operative commissioner. We took ballots, went behind a curtain, voted and went out. There was no pressure and nobody checked anything
The results at this election precinct are in line with the story of the former prisoner. 2098 voters, turnout 96%, the majority of votes were given for Petro Poroshenko (667) and Yuliia Tymoshenko (689).