Here's the latest on Tommy Robinson's horrendous imprisonment. "He's been put on the block in segregation again, most of his clothes have been taken, he has no socks, he's been told he can only have 3 showers a week and he has been told his family can only visit at 9am in the morning, so that means his wife and kids need to be up and out for around 5.30-6.00 am for the journey." (Thanks to Ashwin)
The Brits fund, house and fear their avowed executioners, but go all fascist on the likes of freedom's staunch patriots, Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll.
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Please read Tommy's newly released letters here:
More Letters From Tommy EDL, January 21, 2013
Here are some letters from Tommy that we have kept private up until now. These letters will shed some light on his conditions in prison prior to his court case about the passport charges. Please bear this in mind when reading them.Tommy mentions how tough his incarceration has been on his family, however, with time spent to collate his thoughts, he clearly has plenty of hunger for the many battles we have yet to face, our detractors think we are finished, even though it's pretty clear we are only just getting started.The EDL has grown so big and at such a fast rate that our ethos is ingrained into the very fabric of society, no surrender means no surrender, you can beat us, punish us, take away our liberty or even our lives, we will prevail, we certainly won't capitulate to threats or intimidation.With that said here are some updates from the man himself...
Much thanks to Fern for transcribing Tommy's letters -
Tommy's letters transcribed (part 1)
I thought I'd write a quick note to compare a normal prisoners weekly routine with my routine.
Normal Prisoner Routine:
10am - Cell door open, play pool, table tennis, use phone and socialise
11.30am - Locked up
12.00pm - Get lunch and remain in cell
2.00pm - Cell doors open, play pool, table tennis, use phone, socialse
4.30pm - Locked up
5.00pm - Get dinner, doors remain open for social games etc
7.30pm - Cells locked for evening
On top of this each prisoner gets access to gym, 45 times a week, they get to play football, they get to work, they get education, they can also get 'enhanced', meaning extra visits from family, extra weekly money to spend etc. They also enjoy a TV, radio, etc.
My Prison Routine:
10.00am - Door opens for shower, put straight back in cell after
12.00am - Door opens, given lunch, door closes
2.00pm - I get let out of cell for 1 phone call, I'm then locked back up
5.00pm - Door opens, I'm given dinner and locked back up.
I have no TV, no gym, no education. I have nothing, no talking to other prisoners. I cannot get 'enhanced' because you can't whilst on 'Seg' [segregation] . When 'enhanced' you can have a pillow, a duvet etc.
I am on 'Seg' [segregation], not through choice, the system has put me there for my own safety. I am held under 'Good', meaning I have not done anything wrong. If I have not done anything wrong why am I being PUNISHED! I am not even allowed to attend Church!
Prisoners cause trouble, ie stabbing screws, setting fire to their cells yet get more privilages than I do. They still get access to the gym. I am being victimised and mentally tortured in a cell with no TV for NO reason other than my political views and my criticism of Islam.
Long term solitary confinement and 'Seg' [segregation] is not good for someones mental health, so why are they doing it? I see that I will be in [?] for many more months to come. I do not see these conditions acceptable for an animal let alone someone on 'Good'! Its the year 2012 almost 2013, I really didn't think they held prisoners like this anymore. There are other prisoners being held on this 'Seg' [segregation] unit under 'Good'. THEY HAVE A TV.
I have not asked once to be held under segregation, infact the opposite. I have asked to be on 'normal' location, time and time again, so I can enjoy the same freedoms other prisoners have!
I had a legal visit earlier, there were 5 rooms with prisoners seeing their briefs, me and 4 bearded mullah's, they looked like they had seen a ghost when they spotted me sitting there. Gave me a bit of a laugh.
If I plead 'guilty' on 7th of January my brief says I'll be out in April, if I plead 'not guilty' it won't even be at trial by June?? Double edged sword! Gonna sit and think about which way to go.
I am 100% sure that I am being treated this way in order to break me, to break my willingness to fight! Its never going to happen, I came into prison fighting and I'll leave prison fighting.
Tommy's letters transcribed (part 2)
Hi, its Tuesday evening, pretty annoyed I wrote a 20 page letter detailing everything that has happened to me recently, listing where and why I feel my rights are being trampled all over! Out of 20 letters sent out of Woodhill, only 6 have been allowed to be sent! The 20 page letter I sent was refused because it had the letters [?] in it! Anything with the 3 letters in, will not be sent. Also, I tried to send the written confirmation I have been given detailing my treatment, that cannot be sent. Apparently, because this is 'A Category', there are many restrictions as to what I can say! I'll put whats happened in short terms without detailing incidents as I'm not allowed to.
It kicked-off in Bedford's visiting hall, I was not the aggressor, after this, if I wanted to see my kids on visits, I had to sit amongst convicted paedo's instead of sitting in the family area, LIBERTY! Then on Friday 14th I was taken from my cell and put down the block, I was taken across at the end of Friday prayers, of course all hell broke loose! Then the entire night people were arguing through cell windows, the prison was divided! When I was put in the block I had no TV, no radio, and all my belongings taken, even though I was down there on 'Good' for my protection.
Saturday morning there was a security emergency to get me out of Bedford. Transfers are not done on Saturdays. I was instead taken by a civilian taxi to 'A Category' at Woodhill. I was not allowed a phone call or a reception visit.
My Mum had been in hospital for past couple of weeks with Septicemia again, she was due a operation on Thursday 13th. I was blocked from using the phone until yesterday afternoon 17th. I never knew how she was or if she was ok.
My wife had a visit booked at Bedford for Sunday 16th, I never got to call her so was stressing about her turning up at prison with my children expecting to see me and getting turned away. I spoke to my wife yesterday, as it turns out my daughter was crying her eyes out, devastated for not seeing me on Sunday.
My Mum's operation went ok but I had 4 days of mental torture with no TV, no radio, they have even taken my pillow, even though I am still being held on this high security 'Seg' [segregation] unit under 'Good' behaviour!
I thank everyone who has sent postal orders, it enables me to do my weekly shopping, (I don't eat prison food, halal) 14 tins Tuna, 14 bananas, nourishment drinks vitamin tablets, 14 pints skimmed milk, tinned pineapples, cereal etc, £90 some weeks.