Laogai in Contemporary China, A Query

Date Tue, 27 Apr 2004 03:49:37 +0100
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Zhongguo members,

I am doing some research for a short paper (about 25 pages) on laogai.  I have 
been having trouble finding resources from more objective or even pro-laogai 
sources. It seems as though most of the literature available is in the form of 
dissident memiors and information from Harry Wu's Laogai Research Institute. 
Unfortunately, a search of the Chinese embassy website turned up a few links, 
none of which I could access.  
I am looking for general laogai informational resources but in particular, I 
am looking for an English translation of the recent "Law of Prisons."  More 
importantly, I was hoping somebody could point me in the direction of some 
resources that discuss when laogai became a for-profit venture, and 
information about the laogai and laogai policy post-1978.  Any help would be 
greatly appreciated.