AP looks inside China’s largest detention center in Xinjiang


              Police officers stand at the outer entrance of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. Urumqi No. 3, China's largest detention center, is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Police officers stand at the outer entrance of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. Urumqi No. 3, China's largest detention center, is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Urumqi Public Security Bureau director Zhao Zhongwei stands in a parking lot outside the inmate detention area at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              A Chinese national flag flies over a vehicle entrance to the inmate detention area at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, on  April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Barricades stand in front of a vehicle entrance to the inmate detention area at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. Urumqi No. 3, China's largest detention center, is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Security officers in protective suits stand near the entrance checkpoint to the inmate detention area at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. Urumqi No. 3, China's largest detention center, is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              A security officer in a protective suit gestures as he stands in a hallway with rooms for video meetings with inmates at the visitors' hall at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Security officers in protective suits stand in a hallway with rooms for video meetings with inmates at the visitors' hall at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Security officers in protective suits stand in a hallway with rooms for video meetings with inmates at the visitors' hall at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Security officers in protective suits stand at a reception area at the visitors' hall at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, on April 23, 2021. Urumqi No. 3, China's largest detention center, is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              A security officer in a protective suit gestures as other officers stand at a reception area at the visitors' hall at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              A security officer in a protective suit stands in front of a chart at the visitors' hall at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. Urumqi No. 3, China's largest detention center, is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Security officers in protective suits hold the doors as government officials enter the visitors' hall at the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              Police officers salute at the outer entrance of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
            
              People stand in a guard tower on the perimeter wall of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. China's largest detention center is twice the size of Vatican City and has room for at least 10,000 inmates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)