“WATCH: Inmates at the Dóchas centre are digging deep for Special Olympics Ireland” – Independent.ie

WATCH: Inmates at the Dóchas centre are digging deep for Special Olympics Ireland – Independent.ie

WATCH: Inmates at the Dóchas centre are digging deep for Special Olympics Ireland – Independent.ie

Up in the female prison, there are 111 women but the only thing going jingle jangle this week are the charity buckets for Special Olympics Ireland.

Source: www.independent.ie/videos/watch-inmates-at-the-dchas-centre-are-digging-deep-for-special-olympics-ireland-34637579.html

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Surprise from Martha – best wishes for the wedding of the cousin

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, Martha made a call to the family in a special purpose.
After the marriage, in evening hours, despite poor signal strength, Martha called.
By the phone she gave her most heartfelt wishes to her cousin Natalia.
For the wishes to be understandable to Natalia’s husband – Jason, who is English, Martha made her wishes in English language.
It was a exceptional surprise for the cousin.
She didn’t expect anything. The possibility of hearing the wishes from Martha, caused enormous emotion. She couldn’t stop the tears…

Martha was also very happy, that Natalia had settled a happy life.
Natalia wished that for Martha…

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The anniversary of Martha’s imprisonment and Martha’s name day – day after day

Martha remembers all the dates best.
She remembers about all the dates and thinks about everyone.

On July 28, there was an anniversary of Martha’s imprisonment.
The second already.
And the next day – Jylu 29 -… Martha’s name day.
In 2016, the Jury was in a hurry.
It started the proceedings on July 25, and for few days it couldn’t reach a verdict.
It couldn’t make a decision on July 29, 2016, because one of the Jurors had already planned flight for summer holiday. So decision was made in the last possible day – July 28, 2016.
(On the other hand, July 29 was the last day before summer break in the Court)
It was close and the decision about Martha’s imprisonment would be made on her name day.
(From the perspective of time, we can say that on July 28, 2016, the decision about imprisoning Martha was ANNOUNCED).

Nevertheless a date easy to remember came to Martha:
imprisonment a day before her name day.
The imprisonment is sometimes called “a birthday”.
So one day is “birthday” and the next day is name day.

Name day – Sunday, July 29, 2018, was calm for Martha.
She didn’t prepare anything for herself on the day.
The friend who visited Martha that day, gave her name day wishes.
In Ireland usually name day isn’t celebrated.
Polish people living in Ireland usually don’t have a Polish calendar with name days.

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The wedding of Martha’s cousin is coming – we thank for remembering Martha

Happy and fortunate information from family also come to Martha.
After making sure that Martha will take this properly, an invitation for wedding of her cousin – Natalia, came to Martha.
It was an invitation, but in the current situation of Martha it will be only an information.
An information about date and place of this important for Natalia event.

Martha has a tight contact with the family.
It’s pleasant and nice, that close and extended family remembers about Martha.

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Could this person kill anybody? – we re-ask this question – on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of the shameful verdict

From prison Martha reads a tale for her sister’s children.

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Delays in incoming and outgoing correspondence with Martha

On April 17, 2018, we published a tab called “corredpondence”.
We’ve put there dates of receiving letters by Martha.
We also provided dates of giving the letters written by Martha, for sending.
The entries we’re based primarily on the information we’ve got from Martha.
We thank very much to all people for keeping lively correspondence with Martha.
Those letters mean very much for Martha, and we are very grateful for such form of supporting Martha.

While keeping such records we’ve noticed, that some letters come exceptionally quickly, and others exceptionally slow.
In some situations we’ve noticed an improvement in delivering mail.
In others – there was no improvement.

Later, for various reasons, we weren’t able to update the information on an ongoing basis.
There were a lots of reasons: other actions regarding Martha’s case, overload, lack of information from Martha, Martha’s phone calls to different people, etc.

Currently, despite multitude of matters, we will try to update, and if possible, provide such information on an ongoing basis.

Situation in delivery of correspondence to Martha also had changed now.
Martha is in another building. Inevitably, that seemingly small distance and a small difference, comparing to previous cell, has some strange translation to considerable delays in delivering letters to Martha.
It’s enough for an officer, who usually brings letter for Martha, to be on a vacation, and… Martha can wait and wait.
For others, Martha’s new cell is somehow too far.

We can ensure, that Martha is responding for all letters.
Mostly she does this right away. Even on the same day. The secod day, she gives the letters for sending.
If she’s having a lots of studying, she responds immediately when she finds a moment of time. But it doesn’t last long.

We thank very much to all people for warm and valuable correspondence with Martha.
We appreciate this kind of support and upholding the hope.
In appreciation, we will try our best to provide information that are most up to date.
THANK YOU

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Do we praise the authorities of Dochas Centre prison in Ireland too much?

We have recently met with the statement, that we praise the prison officers of Dochas Centre in Ireland too much.
Do we really?
Because of our “praise” some people outside the prison are not so determined to help Martha.
What for?
If she’s doing so well?

Is Martha doing well?
In no prison, even in the best one, no one can be doing well.
It’s not a desirable place to be.
Everyone who found themselves there wants to get out as fast as possible.

Do we praise the officers of Dochas Centre prison too much?
Were writing the truth.
Of course we don’t write about everything.
Some behavior of few officers we find especially shocking.
We didn’t always write about this. And when we did, it was rather toned down and it didn’t show our full indignation. Indignation about boorish behavior of these people towards Martha.
(Part of the family found some posts as to harsh. That’s where the discrepancies between sites “helpformartha.org” and the facebook fanpage “Help for Martha” come from.)
On the other hand, there are people in Dochas Centre prison, we would like to thank very much. But we don’t write about it either.
Maybe there will be time for this, when Martha will be free.
We’re very grateful already.

We also try not to write about other women serving sentences.
These sites are relations about Martha’s tragedy, not about life of women in Dochas Centre.
The women, who were unlucky to find themselves in this place, don’t want to flaunt with this.
We respect that.

We have to “balance” every word on our sites, but also we have to avoid weakening the message with “mawkish” posts.
The main difference between us and the Irish media is that we write the TRUTH and we don’t build up a sensation.
We don’t want to shock with posts or “bloated” titles.
If someone or something deserves praise, we will do it.
If it deserves condemning, we will also describe this while watching to not to harm Martha.

The officers of Dochas Centre prison in Ireland are not a party to the dispute.
Discrimination towards Martha, which takes place in this prison, will not be a main argument for the ECHR, but only an additional background.
Just like everywhere, among the officers there happen to be people exceptionally good, but also exceptionally mean.
It is also undisputable that the conditions in Dochas Centre prison are very good. Different people responsible for individual departments and the proper functioning of the prison perform very well.

This doesn’t mean that Martha should stay in this place.
In a few days 2 years will pass.
2 years of waiting for JUSTICE IN IRELAND.
How much longer?
We aske for help very much.

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MArtha joyfully dances on the Irish Dance show – we congratulate having interesting initiatives in Dochas Centre prison

On Friday, July 20, there was a promised Irish dancing show at the Dochas Centre prison.
After 4 hours of learning

The show lasted for about 1 hour.
Including instructors, total of 3 pairs were dancing.
In one of the pairs, of course, was… Martha.
Together with other inmate.
Martha was glad of the performance.
She thinks, the dancing was good and that they had fun.

During summer vacation there is a little of activities in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin.
Martha had already finished those available.
The more, we congratulate the people responsible for activities in Dochas Centre in Dublin. We congratulate interesting ideas.
Life of women serving their sentences in prison is difficult, just because of imprisonment alone.
Every moment of relaxation, every moment of movement, every moment of joy, every moment of interesting activities is a very good initiative.
After all, the classes are for women, who found themselves behind “walls” only “temporarily”.
The imprisonment is a punishment for mistakes, but it can not create enormous gulf between the “outer” and the “inner” world.

We congratulate of every interesting cultural activities in Dochas Centre prison in Dublin.

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Martha receives her e-cigarette back- will she gradually quit smoking?

Martha didn’t ask the officer to buy her a new e-cigarette.
She decided to save money.
She asked her sister, to return her previously owned e-cigarette.
And it returned… from Poland… in a parcel… together with pictures from grandma’s funeral.
The same e-cigarette she gave away, because officers took the charging cable from it.
They suggested that this is a cable for a cell phone.
Now, the e-cigarette was delivered to Martha without a problem, in a parcel from the family in Poland.

Maybe now, thanks to the e-cigarette, Martha will gradually quit smoking…
she wanted to do that.
That’s why she asked for e-cigarette.
Surely it will not be easy.
Martha laready didn’t smoke.
She started again since the trial.
Now she claims that smoking calms her down.
“It’s impossible not to smoke”
Now there will be an e-cigarette instead of a regular cigarette.
And maybe at least a little less…
Gradually…
And maybe someday Martha will learn to be remain calm without the help of e-cigarette…
Even under these circumstances…

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Martha receives photos from the funeral of her grandmother – “Grandma looked very nice”

On Tuesday Martha received a parcel sent by her sister.
In the package there was photographs from Martha’s grandma funeral, her favorite grandma – Janka.
Funerals are not the best time to take photographs.
But especially thinking about Martha, her mother took some photos during funeral.
Now Martha could see those photos.
She could at least see her grandma like this.
On her last day…

Martha was very touched.
“The grandma looked very nice”

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