Anthropology

A jail by another name: China labor camps now drug detox centers

Human rights activists and freed inmates said drug offenders were still being forced to do factory work, as has been the practice under the re-education through labor system, colloquially known as ‘laojiao’.

Many of China’s re-education through labor camps, instead of being abolished in line with a ruling Communist Party announcement this month, are being turned into compulsory drug rehabilitation centers where inmates can be incarcerated for two years or more without trial … Li, speaking from Beijing, said she worked at a biscuit factory inside the camp for up to 15 hours a day. A production line manager, speaking to Reuters outside the facility on a dusty road near Kunming airport late last week, said the inmates left inside were undergoing drug rehab.

Original Article (Reuters):
A jail by another name: China labor camps now drug detox centers
Artwork Fair Use: Bondwoman

Initiation into a Living Planet

Leave a Reply