An old convict takes a shower.
A photographer recently documented the lives of over one hundred elderly, infirm and disabled convicts in Huaiji Prison in Guangdong’s Zhaoqing city, NetEase reported.
According to a prison guard, all of the prisoners are either afflicted with some type of disease or disabled. Many of them have been suffering from polio, heart disease or diabetes.
Li, aged 66, can’t move his left leg due to a stroke. Xiao Wu, a younger convict was assigned to be Li’s “nursery worker”. With the aid of Xiao Wu, Li is able to take the shower, walk, dine and go to the bathroom.
Xiao Wu helps 66-year-old Li take a shower
Wu, in his late 70s, has been jailed for illegally manufacturing firearms since July, 2007. He said he will be released in 15 days.
Xiao was sentenced to four years in prison in Dec. 2011. At the age of 17, he had to amputate his left leg after a car accident in Huizhou.
Prison guards are able to easily identify convicts who need help as almost all bathing spots are public, and they would be able to see when convicts fall down or have seizures due to the nature of their afflictions.
An elderly convict wears his worn-out glasses
The convicts are playing cards.
By Lucy Liu
[Pictures via NetEase]