Tuesday, May 26, 2015Tuesday, May 26, 2015

10 questions about China's 'luxury' Qincheng Prison answered

Published on Aug 5, 2014 10:37 AM
Entrance view of Qincheng Prison in China which is described in a New York Times story as “one of China’s most comfortable penitentiaries”. -- PHOTO: WWW.YUFAMILY.ORG

After being indicted in China's largest-ever corruption probe, former security head Zhou Yongkang could face the same fate as his one-time political ally Bo Xilai and end up at Qincheng Prison.

Infamous for housing the communist state's fallen elite, Qincheng Prison is also known to be well-furbished, with inmates getting to enjoy more freedom and facilities than their counterparts in other prisons.

Here are the answers to 10 questions about this unique penitentiary.

1. Where is it?

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!