I'm the author of MADE IN CHINA: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Costs of America's Cheap Goods and I went undercover to visit Chinese labor camps. AMA.
Hey Reddit! I'm the author of Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods. In early 2019, I went to China to visit labor camps. I said I was from an overseas company that wanted to source products from them. And they agreed to sell me goods made by prisoners. I also followed the freight trucks that left these camps to several kinds of exporters – including an official Apple supplier. AMA.
Check out my New York Times Op-Ed: It Took a Genocide for Me to Remember My Uighur Roots
And here's the New York Times review of the book: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/books/review/made-in-china-amelia-pang.html
Update: Thanks for the support and great questions everyone, have to log off now!
Second Update: Since this person deleted the question after I responded... posting my response here. I've written about America's prison problems too. https://newrepublic.com/article/155553/drug-company-illegally-experiment-louisiana-prisoner