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From the Collection of enactment and decrees of the government for 1921, Administration of the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR

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On prohibition of the imprisonment of women convicted for labor desertion and other offenses against labor discipline, women who are pregnant or who have children under 3 years of age with them. ( S. U. 14‐86 ). 

Article 86.

Resolution of the Peopleʹs Commissariats of Justice and Labor and the All‐Russian Extraordinary Commission.

1.                   Women convicted of labor desertion and other offenses against labor discipline, who are pregnant or who have children under 3 years of age with them, are not subject to detention, instead of which they are subject to other penalties.

Note . Imprisonment cannot also be applied to the listed categories of women who are involved in these offenses as a measure of prevention of evasion from investigation and trial.

2.                   Detention of mothers charged with the misdemeanors listed in 1, who have children from 3 to 8 years of age with them in the absence of another person in the family who can take care of them, is applied only in the most exceptional cases. , upon the exhaustion of all other penalties and upon finding out the possibility of caring for the child in the absence of the mother.

3.                   This decree is binding on all judicial and administrative institutions of special bodies to combat labor desertion and individuals who have the right to arrest.

4.                   Paragraphs 1 and 2 of this decree apply to pregnant women and mothers who have been recruited and convicted for other crimes, except for those cases when the subject of a judicial and administrative institution recognizes that it is socially dangerous to leave offenders at liberty.

Signed by: Peopleʹs Commissar of Justice Kursk ., Peopleʹs Commissar of Labor Schmidt . Head of the Central Department of Labor Protection of the Peopleʹs Commissariat of Labor Kaplun . ,Chairman of the All‐Russian Extraordinary Commission Ksenofontov ., January

29, 1921.