A former prisoner states that, as a result of the extremely harsh conditions within the Chungsan Camp, an estimated 2,000 prisoners died or were executed each year during the early 2000s.
"Approximately 2,000 people die
in the penitentiary every year.
They now ran out of land to bury the bodies because so many people die. People call this mountain the 'flower mountain' because the azalea blooms every spring and covers the entire mountain. The buried bodies act as natural fertilizers and help the flower trees to bloom."
- captured from the report of HRNK
(The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea)