An Eyewitness Account of Slave Labor and Deplorable Conditions at the Shandong Province Female Prison
(Clearwisdom.net) Shandong Female Prison is acclaimed as the "civilized prison" of the province. It is actually a living hell. Prisoners here spend most of their time processing clothes in an awful environment. I am in the 4th Section. I have been working in the basement and have not seen sunlight for two years. We have over 300 people jammed together in this space. The air is foul. We cannot breathe well and we cough constantly. Moreover, we continuously work overtime. At times, we work through the night for several days without being allowed to bathe. The longest time was when we worked non-stop for 8 days and 8 nights in September during the hottest time of the year. Without washing for 8 days and nights, our bodies smelled very bad. We could hardly survive it. We lived like this through the whole year. When Labor Day on May 1st and National Day (October 1st) approached, we had to work on making toys.
We worked overtime sewing toys until 1:00 a.m. Afterward, we went back to the ward and cut furs until 2-3:00 a.m. When a prison inspection team visited, prisoners were told to tell lies, saying that we worked until 8:00 p.m. every day and that we had the weekends off. None of us dared to say that we actually worked all through the night; otherwise our points would be deducted (which means our terms would be extended) and we would also be beaten. The supervisors and leaders are very good at torturing and verbally abusing people. I saw that several healthy people were beaten until they suffered mental collapse from the trauma. We can only take a bath every 2-3 months. Our bodies have various infections.
The food here is extremely bad. We are given cold meals regardless of the season. Every day we eat mashed winter melons, pumpkins, cabbage, and carrots. Prisoners are very likely to get sick. The evil here is beyond description. The so-called transformation (1) in the prison is actually forcing people to be selfish and to tell lies. The perpetrators from Jiang's faction have deformed the whole of society and the legal system. Their crimes go against the heavenly principles.
(1) "Transformation" refers to Falun Dafa practitioners renouncing Dafa under extreme physical and mental pressure.