A statement from republican prisoners aligned to the Continuity IRA in Maghaberry Prison.
Once again Republican POWs are enduring further erosion of their privacy. The screws have now adopted a policy of wearing body cameras on the landings.
This contradicts every indication made by the Gaol administration that they want to see a conflict free environment. They say this is to ensure the safety of their staff on the landings. This is of course nonsense as the only ones creating conflict are the governors with their redundant policies. The body cameras are an attempt to intimidate us and to criminalise/normalise our status within the gaol. This will be resisted.
This is the latest in a long saga of the petty “take big and give small” strategy, which the governors have implemented at the behest of MI5 in an attempt to crush our movement. This too will be resisted. We have given plenty of time for the implementation of the 2010 agreement and we are no further forward today, the independent mediators must realise what they are dealing with and act accordingly.
The childish antics of the Gaol administration continue with mail going missing and handicrafts being destroyed. Also as recently as this week they have attempted to censor the SAOIRSE paper by denying us access to it. We had them left in on October 10 and after a series of heated exchanges and complaints we received our papers on October 20.
We still wish to see a conflict free environment but the Gaol administration must be held to account and their strategy of give and take which is abundantly transparent must be stopped immediately.