In China, many “high-level bureaucrats with their wives spent a whole day in jail during the last weeks”. Were they found guilty of a particular charge? Not yet, we could answer.
In fact, the aim of such an experience was “educational”.
Concretely, the mentioned group – “about seventy persons” – would have “experienced the apprehension of life behind bars” and “met former colleagues convicted of corruption”, in order to avoid the same mistakes (AGI).
The “pedagogical day” would have taken place in the “prison of Shiyan, in Hubei province”. It would have been organised by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, control authority of the Communist Party of China.
Furthermore, “in the last months”, similar visits would have occurred “also in other prisons”. In this way, Chinese authorities – having started a “campaign against corruption since the end of 2012 – should be able to make officials “aware of the possible consequences of their actions” (ibidem).
A persuasive way to promote prevention. Isn’t it?