LRF’s Executive Director and founder Mr. Harry Wu treated each assembly with an informative speech detailing his experience in the laogai camps and current state of China’s prison system. The intrigued students astutely asked questions and were then given a tour of the museum’s exhibits. The tour included, but was not limited to: a mock prison, solitary confinement cage, authentic clothing from former prisoners, and the detestable dog-hat used for torture. Each group was impacted differently, but one constant remained: new treatment must be addressed in China, not for any sense of lofty U.S. standard, but overall human dignity.
The Laogai Research Foundation and Memorial Museum continues to update exhibits by displaying actual archival files from China that will soon be available for viewing digitally online (via LRF website) as well as videos to provide visitors a more enhanced experience.