Although I don’t claim that my preliminary identification of the site of Camp 25, Chongjin is yet confirmed by witnesses, two of the former Chongjin residents whose stories are told in Barbara Demick’s “Nothing to Envy” provide a degree of circumstantial corroboration. Judge the evidence for yourself here; however, I can’t say for certain that the site is a prison at all until a credible witness confirms it.
I’ve also put up a new page on Camp 12, Chongo-ri. Most of the information there was published previously, although I’ve added some newly available, much clearer imagery. Working through David Hawk and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, I was able to obtain witness confirmation that this is the site of Camp 12 in October of 2009.