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By James D. Seymour, Michael R Anderson

A lot has been written concerning the laogai (sometimes likened to the Soviet gulag) within the People's Republic of China. looking on the resource, the prisons are defined as nonexistent, enlightened associations, or hellish locations that topic the inmates to degradation and distress. The approach is usually considered (by admirers and critics alike) as having a measurable effect at the nationwide economic climate and supplying major assets to the country. in line with examine in labeled files and broad interviews with former prisoners, judicial body of workers, and different insiders, and that includes case reports facing the 3 northwestern provinces, this ebook examines such assertions at the foundation of the evidence approximately this underexamined topic that allows you to arrive at an in depth, aim, and reasonable photograph of the location. when it comes to each one province less than examine, the authors speak about the background of the provincial legal process and the effect that every has had on the macro, meso, and micro degrees.

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Some see it as an outgrowth of traditional Chinese patterns of penology,A which were harsh in the extreme, and which often focused on the convict’s outlook and social relationships as much on past deeds. To evaluate this issue, we need to review a bit of history. Background China has had prisons for thousands of years. Forced labor, for both reformative and economic purposes, became common by the seventeenth century. Prior to the twentieth century, however, the prison was only one of a panoply of punishments available to the authorities.

Structure of Pre-1995 Xinjiang Prison System 2. Structure of Pre-1995 Bingtuan 3. The Eighth Bingtuan Division 4. Typical Xinjiang Laogai Camp 5. Organization of the Uranium Industry in the Ili Area Maps 1. People’s Republic of China 2. Xinjiang 3. Gansu and Qinghai Terminology and Prison Structure (See chart, page 66) Laogai organization: bingtuan usually refers to the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (Xinjiang shengchan jianshe bingtuan) division shi regiment tuan detachment zhidui brigade dadui squadron zhongdui group dui district group qudui squad fendui team xiaodui trio sanrenxing Other terms, abbreviations, and conventions: jiuye former inmates working near a prison2 laogai labor reformA laojiao labor reeducation PAP People’s Armed Police PAFD People’s Armed Forces Departments PLA People’s Liberation Army RMB renminbi (currency, also known as yuan) A.

Since 1969 it has been run by and for Xining City. In front of the school turn left and then right again, and follow Great South Road to the north. Note another school on the left side, the Nanshan Road Primary School. It was founded in 1956 as Laogai Bureau Nantan Employees’ Children’s School, and was handed over to Xining in 1976. On the right side of the road is the headquarters of the Fifth Construction Company, a laogai enterprise. On the left, one can now peer down a lane named “Building Up Agriculture Alley” (Nong Jian Xiang), where the Xining offices of many labor farms of Qinghai are located.

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