January 17th, Ningxia Yinchuan Prison and Ningxia Women’s Prison cooperated to hold the “2012 family meetings for prisoners event”. 69 inmates from the Ningxia Women’s Prison walked into the Yinchuan Prison and met with loved ones who were also serving prison sentences.
At the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Yinchuan city Yinchuan Prison, inmate Xiao Yang leans forward as close as possible to his wife to hear her weep. Five years ago, Xiao Yang was sentenced for drug trafficking, while his wife was also sentenced for illegally concealing drugs to the Ningxia Women’s Prison to be reformed.
Inmate Little Jin from the Ningxia Women’s Prison and husband Little Qiang who is serving time in Yinchuan Prison meeting and talking with each other. Little Jin (left) and Little Qiang are from Ningxia’s Wuzhong city, where 3 years ago, they were sentenced to prison for drugs.
Inmate Little Ding (left) from Ningxia Women’s Prison (note: Ningxia Women’s Prison is Ningxia’s only prison that holds female and juvenile inmates) sees her uncle Ma who is currently serving time in Yinchuan Prison.
Inmate Ma Shi from Ningxia Women’s Prison (left) sees her son who is currently serving a sentence in Yinchuan Prison. Six years ago, Ma Shi and son were both given heavy punishments for drug trafficking.