Minister of Justice Points Out Need to Continue Prison Reform (Story in Chinese)

September 16, 2004

In a speech given before a conference on prison reform, Zhang Fusen, Chinese Minister of Justice, emphasized the need to continue the process of seperating the administration of Chinese prisons and enterprises using prison labor. Their fusion is the source of much criticism regarding corruption and abuse in the Chinese prison system. Prisons in 14 provinces have been included in the experimental reform efforts, first launched in January 2003.