Re: Laogai in Contemporary China, A Query

From Jonathan Lassen <>
Date Tue, 27 Apr 2004 14:36:54 -0400 (EDT)

Hi all,

Steve, thanks for the links. The Fan article was good I thought, and put the Seymore book in perspective. 

(New Ghosts, Old Ghosts: Prisons and Labor Reform Camps in China (Socialism and Social Movements) 
by James D. Seymour, et al

I'm also pretty curious myself when/how the laogai system developed, when the laojiao system was set up, and how it differs from the 
(general) laogai system, etc. 

When you're done Michael would you be willing to post your findings? You can do so at CSG's as-of-yet unlaunched Wiki:

More possible refs:

There's a relatively recent (2001) news article regarding for-profit prisons at:

and something else here: