(Clearwisdom.net) Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the minghui.ca website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).

The Eighth Ward of Liaoning Province Women Prison is the only ward that uses electric batons.

1. Overtime Heavy Labor

Eighth Ward Head, Zuo Xiaoyan (female), forces detainees to do heavy labor overtime in order to make more money. According to prison regulations, work hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. But the Eighth Ward hardly ever follows such regulations. Detainees have to take their work back to their cells and finish overnight. If anyone does any less, they are "electric baton educated" until they promise to do more work from the next day on.

2. Electric Baton Shocks and Face Slapping Are Daily Routines

Guard Zuo Xiaoyan used to work in the First Ward and the Fifth Ward. She is notorious in the whole prison for her cruelty. She said, "I do not believe that I cannot persuade you - several Falun Gong." Under her brutal management, the usage of electric batons is the most frequent and they use it in all sorts of inhuman ways. Zuo Xiaoyan taught other guards to slap their faces very viciously, one hit would cause bleeding, and the second hit would cause the person to become deaf. There are many detained Falun Dafa practitioners in the Eighth Ward that cannot hear due to their faces being slapped by guards.

3. Other Torture Means

For practitioners who absolutely do not acknowledge the persecution, Zuo Xiaoyan invented a new means of torture. First both hands are tied behind the back, then rope is pulled up and tied around the neck, and then the neck is bound to the knees, making it so practitioners can only sit on cement floor with head lowered to the knees, as illustrated below:

Practitioners who refuse to accept the brainwashing are under close monitoring 24 hours a day. They have to do labor during the day, but are tortured in Cell 412, the Water Room, Shower Room, Book Room, Activity Room, etc. The torture means include being stripped of their clothes, having dozens of pans of cold water poured over them, standing inside the water pan overnight with only underwear on, and having their private parts kicked. They are tortured like this for several months continuously, leaving some with urinary disorders.

Practitioners who refuse to memorize the Prison Rules are deprived visitation rights, and have all the food, daily needs, or money left by their families taken away. Some are even tortured by having their hands cuffed behind their back for a whole month.