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Monday, September 11, 2017
MENTALLY TORTURED UNTIL HE COULD TAKE NO MORE.
FALLING VICTIM TO A POLITICALLY ENFORCED TORTURE SYSTEM.
The IRA campaign, 1930's : conditions in that prison were grim for the Irish republican prisoners - the reigning political regime had ordered the screws (military guards) to keep the republican prisoners in solitary confinement and to punish them if they attempted to speak or otherwise communicate with each other. The prison was said to be like a tomb- it was a prison system designed to drive men insane and in some cases it succeeded. Several men never recovered from the forced solitude even if some of them did manage to preserve their sanity. But an IRA prisoner, in his early 20's, was to not only fall victim to that 'silent system' but to posthumously effect change within it, too... (MORE ON WEDNESDAY, 13TH SEPTEMBER 2017).