The Maze Prison The Maze Prison

The Maze Prison

A Hidden Story of Chaos, Anarchy and Politics

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Publisher Description

The Maze Prison shows how an establishment built to hold those involved in terrorism, atrocities, murder and allied crimes became a pawn in the partisan conflict that was Northern Ireland. There followed a breakdown of norms, values and control as the last of these shifted from Governors to Ministers, outside officials and even prisoners. This led to the (often random) killing of prison officers and countless allegations, denials and obfuscations, as Prison Rules came into conflict with claims to be treated as prisoners-of-war or be given Special Category status. A social document par excellence, this stark slant on The Troubles and Peace Process cuts through the propaganda and base politics to reveal the truth about the H-Blocks, hunger-strikes, escapes and power struggles. Based on actual records and personal accounts, it challenges myths and legends to warn how easily a community can descend into what the author calls anomie. An invaluable record of ‘One of the most dangerous prisons in the world’.


'A must read for those interested in the legacy of our troubled past—Tom Murtagh restores the balance, exposes the truth and gives a unique insight into the mind-set of the terrorist godfathers incarcerated in the Maze'-- The Rt Hon Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP


'This book gives an accurate account of events as I recall them'-- John Semple, Former Deputy Director of Operations, Northern Ireland Prison Service


'This is an important book'-- Phillip Wheatley, former Director, National Offender Management Service

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2018
February 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
832
Pages
PUBLISHER
Waterside Press
SELLER
Waterside Press
SIZE
9.9
MB

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