Is Martha forbidden to give anything to others? On what basis?

On Friday, July 6, 2018, an unpleasant situation took place in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin.
Martha had already informed that when two friends will come to visit her, she will prepare next things to take.
Two, because one person would have problems to take all the things.
Previously, friends took some things on May 25.

Already at the entrance, two friends didn’t have to say anything, they even didn’t have to say their names. They’ve heard that they have things from Martha to take.
When Martha gave a large box to the officer, she asked: “Please, be careful, please, please”.
The officer took the box from Martha and thrown it on the floor.
Among others there were two clay works of Martha.
One of them broke immediately.
The officer said only: “I didn’t make it on purpose”.
Martha took broken work and she will try to glue it together.

After visit, the friends received the things on exit.
Large box and 4 paintings (new, painted by Martha).
They already had them in hands and only the last door remained…
Suddenly the officer stopped them.
She made a call, and it suddenly appeared that… Martha can’t give anything.
What’s more, that Martha was never permitted to give anything.
(Of course it’s not true, because in the beginning there was no problems)
Friends reminded, that they had take some things on May 25.
The officer replied, that they shouldn’t have been.

Of course Martha’s friends were very nervous.

What conclusions should we draw from that?
That GARDA does whatever it wants we know since long ago.
it doesn’t counts with anybody or anything.
It doens’t count with no law or rule.
It’s no new thing to us, that Martha is being discriminated.
Although we hoped that “climate had warmed” already, and that “normality” returned.

We’re not inside, we don’t know who is a good officer, and who is a mean officer? Who is a good person, and who “feels good” when he or she is mean to others?
Or maybe there is something else to it:
What someone is “officially”?
If we praise one of the prison officers, then later, in a way that is obvious to everyone, does he or she wants to manifest, that is treating Martha badly?
Is there still a need for pushing Martha around in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin?

We feel sorry for people who can’t be good persons.
We feel even more sorry for those GARDA officers, that draw satisfaction and joy from being mean…
One needs to be human all the time…
Not just from time to time…

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Martha receives two new certificates and 3 books to study for her high school exam

On Tuesday, June 26, Martha received next two certificates.
The ceremonial handing of the certificates to the women of Dochas Centre prison in Dublin, was held at the special ceremony at the gym.
Martha received thwo certificates: for the “leather” and for “art”.
She received one of them in front of everyone.
The second will be delivered via mail.
Martha holds total of 18 certificates.
Every woman was walking to get her certificates, and received applause from fellow inmates, and made a short speach.
Martha had spoken about the image she painted for exhibition against racism.
She described her painting (which was based on the “eye” with flags of different countries inside, in the eye) and her attitude.
She was talking about prison officers and women serving sentences.
Everyone needs to avoid all signs of inappropriate behavior.
Martha is certain that women serving sentences in Dochas Centre prison will get out of it with right approach to other people.
Martha herself will come back to Poland some time, and she will be avoiding any sign of discrimination.
She will also remember proper attitude of Irish women.
Martha’s speech was liked a lot, and it was rewarded with applause.
Later, at coffee and a cake, other fellow inmates congratulated Martha her speech.

On the same day, Martha received 3 books for the period of vacation.
It’s the first part of books, with which Martha has to get acquainted during her preparing for high school exams.
About one of the books Martha said, that it is very thick.

We congratulate receiving next certificates and proper attitude towards other people…
Is prison a good place for people like Martha?
Should such person be isolated from other people?

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“Everywhere is full of …, …, … (three names in plural come up)

We have published Martha’s painting “Fire everywhere around”.
The picture was painted on March 23, 2018 – on fifth anniversary of Csaba Orsos’s death.
Mum had encouraged Martha to paint her feelings.
So she will express her emotions that way.
Martha painted and sent to the family.
With a note “After reading, please throw away this ugly picture, so it won’t be scaring you”.
We have described the picture in one of previous posts.
The painting has something in it.
It expresses something.

We have agreed with Martha to make it public.
Martha gave a title.
She also explained what was on her mind wile painting it:
“Everywhere is full of …, …, … (and here three names in plural come up).

How did it happen, that there are so many unfriendly people around?

Martha holds no grudge towards Csaba.
For his behavior in the car he paid the biggest price.
She regrets very much, that he couldn’t make it to the shore.
If he had survived, he would be the one to be expected to give testimony and explanation of what had happened.

Csaba is dead.

Others live.
…, …, …
“Fire everywhere around”

A picture painted in different circumstances, fits to feelings of Martha and her family after the unfavorable decision of Supreme Court.
…, …, …, are still triumphant.

One of Irish newspapers, which is reading thoroughly through our sites, in their articles matched Martha’s general mentions to specific inmates.
Will now the newspaper want to establish, whom Martha could have on her mind while painting the picture?
It is welcome to do it.
Or maybe it will make it’s own list of people most… “deserving”?

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Letter/painting from March 26, 2018 (fifth anniversary of Csaba’s death) – “As far away from here as possible”

Martha’s mum asked, that Martha, if she has a hard time, would express her emotions through painting.
On fifth anniversary of Csaba’s death, when it was especially hard for her, Martha painted a picture. The family, which received it, understood Martha’s state.
A silhouette of a woman bent down. Face pointing down. Hair covering everything. Hands covering face from surrounding sharp bushes. The hands protect the face tilted towards the ground, and at the same time allow it to tear through the brushwood. The silhouette is in motion, even running. And everywher around – dry, sharp, scratching bushes.
Everything dominated by two colors – black and red turning into orange.
The state of Martha of March 26, 2018.

On the opposite side Martha painted a silhouette of a girl with balloons with meaningful writing: “As far away from here as possible”
Besides a letter to the sister. “I do everything to not lose my mind”
And Martha’s countdown… precise… days, hours, minutes… to her sister’s arrival…

We didn’t discuss publication of the painting with Martha.
Martha writes that after reading, throw away “this ugly picture, so it won’t scare You”.
The sister didn’t throw it away, she was not scared.
The picture has something in it.
Before everything it expresses Martha: her  feelings, her state… truth…

It was a good idea, to advise Martha to express her emotion through painting…

We will publish fragments of a short letter to her sister.
Maybe someday, after discussing it with Martha, we will also publish the painting from March 26, 2018…
Maybe someday… Martha will paint another picture… different colours, different situation, different environment, different Martha…
Maybe someday…

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