As the coronavirus, also known as the CCP virus (named after the Chinese Communist Party), is ravaging the world, personal protective equipment (PPE) is in huge demand.
Inmates in Henan Province’s Zhengzhou Prison were ordered to work more than ten hours each day, seven days a week, to produce protective suits and surgical masks to meet the demand.
The Zhengzhou Prison is located in a mountainous area of Xinmi City. This prison used to be the Henan Province No. 15 Forced Labor Camp. It was known as Qiligang Cement Factory to the outside and has since changed its name to Guantai Industrial Co., Ltd.
According to inmates from Zhengzhou Prison, they have received both domestic and international orders for the PPE. The guards ordered the inmates to focus only on meeting the quota, without paying attention to quality, when working on international orders.
For example, there were no measures in place to cover or plug the needle holes along the seams of the protective suits, which would then fail to achieve the desired protection results.
But for domestic orders, the guards emphasized that the inmates must apply sealants to cover all needle holes and other cavities to prevent the virus from getting in.