Inmate Facing Criminal Charges Released after Learning the Principles of Falun Dafa and Becoming a Good Person
(Minghui.org) I was unlawfully taken to a detention center in a nearby county in 2001. During this time, I witnessed the divine power of Falun Dafa.
The guards appointed one prisoner as the head of the cell. She always gave the new prisoners a hard time, including me and several other Falun Dafa practitioners. She verbally and physically abused us. We often recited lectures from Zhuan Falun and sent righteous thoughts together. She often overheard us and without knowing it, she was listening to the teachings. She gradually became more kind and stopped assaulting the new prisoners.
At the end of the year, the detention center demanded that every prisoner write an ideology report. The head of the cell wrote in hers, “Since I got to know the Falun Gong practitioners, the principles they taught me utterly changed me. I used to manage the cell with violence. After listening to the Falun Dafa teachings, I learned how to treat others with kindness, to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and to be a good person. Falun Gong taught me how to behave.” She did not have much education, so she asked others to proofread her report. Someone reminded her, “Your case is still pending and they haven't decided whether to indict you or not. The report you wrote might have a negative influence on your case.” She was determined, “I don't care. I am telling the truth. It's the truth that Falun Dafa taught me how to be a good person.” She turned in her report. Everyone was worried about her.
Several days later, a guard came in and said to the cell-head, “The chief guard wants to talk to you.” Everyone feared for her. She said, “Don't worry. It's not a big deal.” She returned thirty minutes later. The minute she walked in, she told everyone excitedly that her case had been dropped and she could go home. Everyone in the cell cheered for her.
Everyone knew that if she had been indicted, she faced three to seven years in prison. Her belief in Falun Dafa and her kindness resolved her problems.
In this detention center, every practitioner behaved well and righteously, and clarified the facts about the persecution to everyone. Most prisoners could identify with Falun Dafa. The guards gave orders to give the practitioners more water and food. Other prisoners got two meals a day while practitioners got three. At night, some guards on the night shift asked the practitioners to teach them the Falun Dafa exercises. During the day, some of them took time to come over and talk to the practitioners and share their understandings.