If someone breaks the law here in North Korea, the punishment for the crime involves the whole family of the criminal. So if he or she is sentenced to work in prison camp, his or her grandparents, parents and children are forced to work with the violator. Well, everything is logical"... Grandparents and parents are punished for upbringing the criminal and the children have a good reason to behave. But seriously, that sounds really awful.
North Korean “Three Generations Of Punishment” Rule
If someone is considered to be a criminal in North Korea, the punishment involves the three generations of his family.