Last minute – GROSS in absentia DEGRADATION of Martha

Not long ago we have posted levels of inmates in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin. We wrote, that Martha has the highest level.
Our sites are observed by prison officers.
Someone suddenly decided to change Martha’s level and further to humiliate Martha, her family and friends.
Today, when Martha checked booking of her sister’s visits, she learned, that her level was lowered from Enhance to Standard.
No reasons were given and Martha was not informed about this.
Nothing was happening, Martha didn’t do anything wrong.
The lowering of level was supposedly because Martha went to the yard in shower slippers. Martha doeasn’t recall anything like that happening.

Degradation of Martha’s level would have it’s impact on all the privileges: lowering payments by €4 a week, but more important are the other things – only one, half an hour visit, and only one phone call daily.

Is this a continuation of Martha, her family and friends being humiliated?
Is this a way of showing, that if Poles will not keep in line, if they will write different sorts of things in the internet, then we, the Irish, will find a way to further discomfort Martha?

Martha’s case causes deep concern in Poland. In the opinion of majority of people in Poland, Martha suffers a glaring injustice.
The Irish society is more divided in their opinions.
One-sided presentation of Martha’s case by the media for the last few years did it’s job.
What’s worse, every action against Martha, even those inhumane, seem to be accepted by Irish society.
Because for them, Martha is a Killer, an Ice Queen Killer.

Recently we have learned, that Mrs Viceconsul wasn’t permitted into the prison, because she didn’t booked herself somewhere. She came specially to the prison, but she wasn’t let in to meet Martha. She came to intervene at the request of Polish citizen.

After publicizing Martha’s case, we have received signals from Poles in Ireland, about the will to organize a demonstration in Martha’s case. We’ve tried to calm, ease emotions.

There are situations, when we start doubting the reason of calm waiting for Justice, Mind and Humanity in Ireland.
But what can we do?
Until medicine will find a cure for Stupidity, Callousness and Stubbornness, we will still try to remain the same:
to value Good, to Stigmatize Injustice.

Martha, remain yourself, even if others more and more debase themselves.



Happy people do not count the time – from the sufferers the time is taken away

According to our earlier announcements we have put the counters to our site.

Main counter is how many days, and hours, Martha is held in a place she shouldn’t be.
Every day is additional injustice.
Every hour is additional nuisance.
On July 28, 2016, a difficult time started for Martha.
When will it end, and what will be it’s final?

The second counter concerns unlawful holding of paintings by Dochas Centre prison authorities.
The paintings, whose owner became Martha’s sister, are still unlawfully held in prison, against the owner’s will.
The holding began on January 18, 2018.

Martha can’t wait until the things brought for her by her close ones, will be delivered to her. Among those things are: cosmetics (December 8, 2017), e-cigarette (March 8, 2018) or MP3 player (March 23, 2018).

When the situation changes, the counters will stop.

TIME – an enemy or a friend?


Correspondance to and from Martha – thank you

Due to large delays in delivering of the correspondence to Martha, and due to large delays in sending of correspondance which Martha gives for sending, we are starting a page with information about dates of letters and consignments.
Of course not every consignment is delayed.
Some of them are delivered very quickly, but there are also ones which were sent long ago, and still, to this day, were not handed to Martha.

We provide the information only about the people, who wish to inform us about it via e-mail.
We provide only the first names. We provide dates of sending. People who are concerned, will have no doubts about ensuring that it’s about them.

We thank all the people for giving comfort to Martha.
Even short letter, every kind word, everything that brings smile on Martha’s face is very precious, and we thank for that.
Today it’s different Martha. Out of a girl who smiled all the time, today she smiles rarely, occasionaly, stealthily. She seems to be sorry for smiling.
We thank you, that with your letters you help us, so that Martha will not forget how to smile.


Martha’s tough night – “don’tgivadamnaoboutism” of officers or intentional humiliation?

Things that happen around Martha often make us think: should we write about it or not?
There are different situations. Wo are  more or less appalled by them.
Additionaly our sites are followed by one of Irish newspapers, which cites our posts soaking them with Irish poison. After those articles, Martha gets some complications as a bonus.
Should we stop writing?
Will Martha be better in prison thanks to this? Rather not.

But can we be silent?

The subject is sensitive, and also moving.
On Friday Martha asked for menstrual pads and toilet paper (she must ask for menstrual pads and toilet paper, and then they are brought).
She asked, and waited. She was promised they will be brought.
Later all inmates were closed. Nothing was brought to Martha.

How was Martha’s night?
It was humiliating.
It would seem that Ireland is quite civilized country in Europe. It would seem.
Is it really?
The country is as civilized as civilized are it’s citizens.

Marthahad to survive the whole night… with a towel. No pads and toilet paper.
It’s a small consolation, that the towel was large.
Only the next day toilet paper was brought to Martha.
In the morning, one of the inmates gave Marthe her own pads. We thank her very much.
Besides toilet paper nothing was brought to Martha by the officers.

Should such situations happen in a civilized country?

Why do you think this happened? Select and vote (you can select one answer or provide your own, short)

If you can’t provide some social minimum to a Polish citizen – set her FREE!


“I’m here for one and a half year already, but I feel like it was much more…” – sixth fragment of Martha’s book

Book fragmentWhat is my current situation in prison.

I’m here for one and a half year already, but I feel like it was much more. Time passes very slowly, especially at nights. For time to pass faster I try to do whaever I can, and take what the prison offers.

I’m in a single cell, meaning I’m alone in the cell, so I feel safer. I wouldn’t like to share the cell for different reasons, among them thievery, lack of understanding, conflicts of different kinds, or bringing other girls to the room. I have a key to the room, and every time I go for dinner I close it.

Inmates are divided into three stages: basic, standard, and enhance. I am enhance, that means I can have two phone calls per day to my family or friends, every call for 6 minutes. I can also have two visits per week, thirty minutes each.

I work in the library and I get paid for it, + €3 per week (basic – €6, standard – €12, enhance – €15,60), meaning I have €18,60 per week.


Another person is asking about Martha’s work at the library

On Wednesday a person responsible for the libraries (we don’t have sufficient information to provide the person’s position) in Dochas Centre Prison and in Mountjoy Prison, noticed that for some time already, Martha is not working in the library.
The person asked Mrs Governor Mary O’Connor about it.
Mrs Governor claimed, she knows nothing about it.
Mrs Governor asked Martha.
Martha said, that she doesn’t know the reasons why she is not working at the library.
One of the officers simply took away the key to the library from her, and she only said Martha doesn’t work there anymore.
This officer rather doesn’t like foreigners.

It’s kind, that another person is noticing lack of Martha in the library, and aks for her.
Until now only the inmates were asking for Martha, and especially the person working with her in the library.
Now a question about Martha was asked from different side.
Martha even describes the person as a owner of the libraries, and a person responsible for the libraries and their supplies. We can not confirm that, but we can say thank you.

We thank you very much!
People who get to know Martha closer, see what a valuable person she is.


Martha thanks for a letter from Mrs Aurelia

Martha is grateful for all letters she receives. They cheer her up, give hope, and help survive tough moments.
All letters are precious. Martha is very grateful for all of them.
The content and delivery time of some letters meet the most appropriate moment.
This was the case of letter from Mrs Aurelia. The letter was sent to Martha on March 29, Martha received it on April 8 (on Sunday).
She immediately wanted to thank for the letter – the whole phone call with family was devoted to this.

Martha thanks very much.
She felt, that the letter is written from the heart.
The letter “gave a smile on her face”.

Martha said, that this letter was very good to read.
And mrs Aurelia was so concerned about Martha’s case, she wrote her first letter in 20 years.

Thank you very much.
We thank sincere, sensitive people for their support.
Every form of help is precious and has it’s extraordinary value.

Martha responded immediately, and today she passed the letter for sending.
Now Martha informs her family about every letter, and she will inform also whenever something brought for her by her close ones will be delivered.


Martha still doesn’t get the things she was promised – we will put counters on our sites

Martha is still waiting for delivering the things brought for her to prison by her close ones.
The number of things is growing.

On March 8th, her friend brought her an e-cigarette. Bought especially for Martha. So she can quit smoking.
It still, until now, can not be found at prison reception.
Martha’s friend, who brought the e-cigarette to prison, already wanted to come to the prison, to encourage the officers to more perservering search.
Maybe they are overworked, or they have so many things, that it is difficult to find just one of them.

On March 23 a friend of Martha brought her na MP3 player. Martha still didn’t receive it.

The things that Martha waits for for the longest time, are cosmetics. Her sister brought them twice. She brought the on December 8th, 2017, and  on February 3rd, 2018 (it’s good that they have long expiration date, and Martha has large patience treshold).
According to information from the meeting with Acting Chief Officer Kelleher, every person with lifetime sentences were supposed to receive them on April 1st.
And they received them. Everyone…
Except Martha.

Due to such situation we are planning introduction of counters on our sites. How many days Martha didn’t get the her due things.
For all of them Martha has permissions.

One of the counters will also count, for how many days the paintings, which belong to Martha’s sister, are held in prison.

Additional counter will be one counting days of Martha being imprisoned.
In the opinion of many people – INNOCENTLY.