(Minghui.org) Sixteen Falun Gong practitioners were transferred to Jilin Prison on August 12, 2013, where they are confined in the “Education Squadron.” More details are being investigated.

On the surface, Jilin Prison looks like a beautiful place surrounded by flowers and trees. Actually, it is an evil place where the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is cruelly persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Prison guards Wang Yuanchun and Li Yongsheng threatened, “We’re not worried about whether you die. If you die, it just means another plastic bag and a normal death report.”

Guards in Jilin Prison entice criminal prisoners with promises of a reduced sentences and bonus points, and instigate them to cruelly beat Falun Gong practitioners. Using all kinds mental and physical abuse, these prisoners attempt to force Falun Gong practitioners to give up their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Sometimes, the guards are directly involved. According to incomplete statistics, 20 Falun Gong practitioners, including Mr. Liu Chengjun, Mr. Wei Xiushan, Mr. Yang Guang, Mr. Wang Qibo, Mr. Zhang Jianhua, and Mr. Zhang Yuke, have died from torture in Jilin Prison.

Thirty-seven detainees were transferred from Shiling Prison to Gongzhuling Prison in Siping City on August 5. The number of Falun Gong practitioners among those is being investigated. One source said that thirty-five were practitioners. Gongzhuling Prison staff members told visiting family members that the “transfer rate” was very high there, and everyone would be transferred within three years.

The practitioners transferred from Siping Prison and marked as “Transferred” were placed directly into teams. The others are being put through brainwashing sessions to force them to give up their faith. Gongzhuling Prison authorities force unyielding practitioners to attend brainwashing sessions for months. One brainwashing session lasts three months, during which time, as well as the month following it, family members were not allowed to visit. As long as the practitioners refuse to “transform,” they are sent back for more brainwashing.

In addition, family members of some male Falun Gong practitioners, who were preparing to visit them in Siping Prison, were told that the practitioners were no longer in Siping Prison, and had been transferred to a prison in Changchun City. By asking around, it was learned that the practitioners had been sent to Tiebei Prison.