Political prisoners are subject to guilt by association punishment. They are deported with parents, children and siblings, sometimes even grandparents or grandchildren without any lawsuit or conviction and are detained for the rest of their lives.
One section for political prisoners in lifelong detention, another part similar to re-education camps with prisoners sentenced to long-term imprisonment with the vague hope of eventual release.
Onsong prison camp, Kwan-li-so No. 12, following a defeated riot with around 5000 dead people in 1987
Due to the dire prison conditions with hunger and torture, a large percentage of prisoners do not survive their sentence term.