Liu Hongtao - 刘宏涛
When he was taken to Xinjian Prison, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis in both lungs, and prison officials refused to admit him. His family tried very hard to get him bailed out on medical parole, but the local police refused to give permission, giving all sorts of excuses. He was taken to the Wanjia Prison Hospital, but the doctors rejected him because his condition was beyond treatment. Nan'gang Detention Center officials eventually forced the hospital to accept him. His family had to pay 11,000 yuan in hospital costs even though the doctors did not treat him. He was taken back to Nan'gang Detention Center on May 13, 2005, but had to be taken to the Police Hospital on May 16, three days later. His family paid for that bill, as well. He was taken back to Nan'gang Detention Center on June 20, 2005. The next day, his family made an adamant request that he get an operation done in the Harbin City Tuberculosis and Chest Hospital. He was checked out on July 12, 2005, and taken back to Nan'gang Detention Center.Mr. Liu never got better. His family tried to have him be treated, but detention center officials delayed treatment repeatedly. He was not released a single day early, but exactly on February 21, 2006, when his term ended. Because his treatment was severely delayed, Mr. Liu's condition did not improve after returning home, and he died at 5:30 a.m. on August 17, 2008, survived by his elderly parents and young child.