Photos: Chinese prison teaches male inmates needlework; Netizens’ reaction
From ChinaNews, NetEase
On March 14, Jinjiang Prison in Sichuan province partnered with a local vocational school and started to offer embroidery lessons to its male inmates. According to the person in charge, the prison has been for years following its principle of classifying inmates based on their aptitude and rehabilitating them accordingly, which helps them better manage inmates. The following pictures show a professional embroidered teaching convicts the handicraft.
Selected comments from NetEase:
让李刚飞 [网易广东省东莞市网友]：2012-03-15 11:10:33 发表
Brother (Referring to self) just don’t get it,How is asking them to learn this gonna help them when they come out in the future? To open a shoe embroidery shop? Or is it because they’ve been missing out on women for too long, so (the prison) called a few aunties over to be with them and let them entertain themselves with the idea?
lzkfqwzk [网易山东省烟台市网友]：2012-03-15 11:14:56 发表
(In reply to the previous comment) Why do you need to know? Working in the prison means no pay and high intensity. A business owner can easily get this many unpaid workers if he slips the warden some money.
lbg224522 [网易广西南宁市网友]：2012-03-15 11:15:38 发表
This is where the prison’s profiteering starts, and where the warden begins to accumulate wealth.
隔壁的马勒 [网易江苏省网友]：2012-03-15 11:12:34 发表
They are actually super cheap labor. I recommend every Behind the Bars (A Chinese work of fiction about life in prison).
hgdsfde343 [网易江西省网友]：2012-03-15 17:16:08 发表
Those scissors and needles can actually be used as weapons.
6946611hd [网易山东省手机网友]：2012-03-15 17:45:40 发表
Not bad. Can temper their willpower and effectively prevent a second offense.
xiaoyouyou44 [网易浙江省金华市网友]：2012-03-15 17:23:48 发表
So brilliant. Inside foreign prisons it is all deep water and scorching fire (Chinese proverb meaning extreme miseries and pitfalls). Only in China can you see a prison of happiness and harmony! Awesome! Haha.
网易江苏省苏州市网友 ip：58.210.*.*2012-03-15 17:23:44 发表
I would rather be shot to death…
网易中国手机网友 ip：112.224.*.*2012-03-17 09:18:03 发表
This is good. Doing meticulous work can cultivate one’s mind and character.
鲍丹丹 [网易内蒙古呼和浩特市网友]：2012-03-16 10:54:47 发表
Even if you really want them to learn a skill, can it be something else? Embroidery? Have your heads been kicked by a donkey?
网易江苏省南通市网友 [死蛋] 的原贴：1
Wrong. These prisoners obviously came for a look at the women. Even sniffing at the scent of a women is pleasant.
网易陕西省网友 [皇马女球迷爱小贝] 的原贴：2
(In reply to the previous comment) Sister (referring to self) thinks so too…
网易江苏省苏州市网友 ip：58.210.*.*2012-03-15 21:54:42 发表
Don’t give opinion if you know little about it. Embroidery can really exercise people’s patience. My hometown is the birthplace of Jiangsu embroidery. I earned my tuition fee from age 8 to age 16 all by doing embroidery during school breaks. Many people can’t sit through it if they are made to sit there for more than ten hours a day and stitching on the same thing. But if you manage to hang in there, your patience must be great.