Common tactics include isolation, humiliation, sleep deprivation, inundation with anti-Falun Gong propaganda, threats of indefinite incarceration, emotional manipulation, economic punishment, use of former practitioners, ideological indoctrination, physical and psychological abuse, among many other methods.\n\n\n\n\n\nIn its 2008 annual report, the US Congressional Executive Commission described \u201ctransformation through reeducation\u201d as \u201ca process of ideological reprogramming whereby practitioners are subjected to various methods of physical and psychological coercion until they recant their belief in Falun Gong.\u201d\n\n\n\nAs described by Chinese attorney Gao Zhisheng in his writings, efforts to transform practitioners stand at the center of their mistreatment by the authorities regardless of the type of detention facility\u2014be it a prison camp, reeducation-through-labor (RTL) camp, brainwashing center (often known publicly by the euphemism \u201clegal education center\u201d), or isolated mountainside torture chamber.\n\n\n\nCentral to the transformation process are efforts to coerce adherents into signing three statements as proof that they have given up their belief in Falun Gong. The statements must assert that the practitioner feels \u201cremorse\u201d for practicing Falun Gong, that he or she promises to give up Falun Gong, and that he or she will never again associate with other Falun Gong adherents or go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Practitioners are told that if they sign the statements, they will be released, but if they refuse, they risk torture and indefinite imprisonment. \n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/vimeo.com\/370510322\nGang Chen, a victim of brainwashing or 'transformation' torture, describes his experience in a Chinese prison.\n\n\n\nFor those who concede under intense pressure, the mental anguish of being forced to renounce one\u2019s deeply held spiritual beliefs does not stop there. The \u201ctransformed\u201d practitioner is then immediately required not only to stop believing in Falun Gong, but also to turn against it. Once a transformation statement is signed, practitioners have often been taken in front of television cameras and made to read the statement with their \u201cnew understanding\u201d about Falun Gong for use in propaganda materials. If the statement is not satisfactorily repentant or disparaging of Falun Gong and its founder, the process must be repeated. The recently transformed practitioners are obliged to take an active role in transforming other detained practitioners, lest they be returned to intensive torture sessions themselves.\n\n\n\nParty leaders regularly encourage lower-level officials to increase their efficiency at transformation, stating explicitly or implicitly that this should be accomplished regardless of the severity of abuse required to achieve it. High-ranking Party cadres often travel to labor and prison camps to inspect the methods and transformation rates achieved there. A variety of incentives are used to further encourage detention facilities to pressure adherents to renounce their beliefs. These include imposing quotas or offering rewards such as promotion or monetary bonuses to camp administrators and guards who achieve high transformation rates.