posted on Jan, 27 2013 @ 01:23 PM
I saw a segment on 60 Minutes last month, about a former prisoner from one of those North Korean political prison camps. The man was younger than me,
around 24 years old I believe, and I was BORN into the prison. His WHOLE life, he never knew what existed outside of the prison. According to him,
there are 6 major political prisons, the one he was from being one of the largest, holding at least 25,000 people. North Korea has a certain law,
where if you go against them politically, they can send you, and the next TWO GENERATIONS from you to the prison camps for LIFE.
That means if they threw me in there, I get a life sentence, my SON gets a life sentence, and my GRANDSON gets a life sentence. The reason behind this
is to basically weed out ANY families that go against North Korean leadership. They effectively DESTROY the family line.
This guy has a book written now, the guy who escaped. He ratted out his family for trying to escape, and had to watch his mother and sister I believe
get executed. That was the thing that haunts him the most, I believe.
He said it is a COMPLETE brainwashing camp. It isn't a prison like we have in the US....the prisons are actually like mini-cities. Their are
factories, mini condo type places of residence, all kinds of stuff. Apparently they ALL have to work 7 days a week, around 12-16 hours a day. They get
VERY little food to eat, so many of them eat anything they can catch, like cockroaches, rats, etc.
I suggest anyone interested try to find the book by this guy. Sorry I forget his name, but as I said, I heard about it from 60 minutes.