In undercover footage shot inside China’s notorious Masanjia labor camp, prisoners are shown hunched over work tables, with piles of wire diodes—an electronic component—on either side of a rubber mat.
They do this work 15 hours a day, while being fed subsistence meals and receiving a pittance or no pay at all. Some inmates, exhausted, are shown lying down to sleep under their work tables.
Those who protest their mistreatment are badly beaten. One video shows an inmate, injured from such a beating, shackled to his bed.
Written by Jennifer Zeng