Amnesty Report: China’s Abolition of Labor Camps a ‘Cosmetic Change’

December 16, 2013 CNN The report said interviews with petitioners and Falun Gong practitioners revealed abuses were continuing despite the closure of the camps. Some labor camps were being re-labeled as drug rehabilitation centers and released detainees were being sent to black jails — unofficial detention centers set up in places like hotels or abandoned buildings — or “brainwashing centers,” another form of arbitrary detention.