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Italy: To the Rebels and the Dead of Modena Prison

Posted: April 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Repression & Prisoners | Comments Off on Italy: To the Rebels and the Dead of Modena Prison

[A letter from an incarcerated companion on the massacre in Modena Prison. [Published in Italian on Round Robin on March 19, 2020. Translated to French on Attaque on April 8, 2020. Most translator’s notes are from Attaque]

A little more than a week has passed since the revolt in Modena Prison, and the media has already forgotten the massacre that took place here and in the other prisons where revolt broke out, just a few days ago. Nine deaths in Modena alone.

I knew some of them because, until a month ago, we were in cells close together, and these days I’m thinking of them so much I can’t sleep.

They were men who, just before, were discussing what could be done to improve the developing situation. Read the rest of this entry »