Prompt action of Mrs Kelleher – thank you

After talking to Martha mrs Kelleher promptly took care of the matters about which she talked with Martha.

Through an officer, she passed following informations to Martha:
She noted in the system, that situations of walking the yard in shower slippers wouldn’t cause another note in the system, and degrading the level of inmates.
Martha received such note, although she never walked in such slippers.
Her slippers always remain by the shower, and she never walkes in them outside.
Outside Martha always wears crocs. Unfavourable officer took her crocs for shower slippers.

Unfortunately, unfavourable note could not be removed from the computer system.
It will remain there and also degradation of Martha will also remain, only a week long.

Ad for talking to family through skype, an officer responsible for that will look into the matter.
The family would be very grateful for such possibility.

We thank very much to Mrs Kelleher for prompt taking care of problems reported by Martha.


Another nice talk with Mrs Kelleher

Martha managed to get to Mrs Governor today.
Martha raised a number of objections.
She raised, that she doesn’t receive things from locker, she can’t pass any presents.
She raised the matter of degrading.
She even didn’t get the prize for over a year – €30. For a dress she sewed out of garbage bags a year ago. She won the contest, she got the 1st place, and the financial prize that was supposed to be – is gone. The inmates that held second and third place won prizes €20 and €10 respectively, and right away they went shopping at the store. And Martha – nothing. For a year.
Martha feels treated worse. Treated different than other inmates.
Other inmates have and can, and Martha doesn’t.

Ms Kelleher considered Marta’s allegations serious and said she could file a formal complaint on the official form.

What Martha did?
She says that she doesn’t want to make problems to anyone.
Always the same, constant Martha
(She didn’t wan’t to make problems to Csaba either).
She doesn’t want to file formal complaint.
There would be an official investigation.
Martha doesn’t want to make problems to anyone.

As for Martha’s degradation, Mrs Kelleher admitted that Martha should be informed about who and why wrote such note for her.

Martha asked Mrs Kelleher to consider, if she could talk to her family on skype as a part of her telephone calls.

Another nice talk with Mrs Kelleher.
Thank you.
Will something positive come out of it?


Meeting of “lifers” with Acting Chief Officer Kelleher

A meeting of “lifers” from Dochas Centre in Dublin (8 women) with Acting Chief Officer, Mrs Kelleher, was held on Thursday, at 2 p.m.
The meeting took place in small room, where Masses are celebrated.
The inmates were informed, that from April 1st, it will be allowed to give them six cosmetics a month.
They were also asked about some problems or requests.
* women serving sentences in Dochas Centre asked for additional two phone calls a week.
Martha raised that she lost the point of attending school and making things. She made those things for others, and she can’t pass them to her close ones.
Mrs Kelleher was surprised by this. She didn’t know anything about any restriction regarding Martha. In that moment, a prison officer interfered and said, that she will explain everything to Mrs Kelleher later.
But what will she explain?
That there are no objections towards Martha in prison, and all restrictions are just inventions of Mrs Governor?
Using Martha, Mrs Governor proposed “a deal” to Martha’s sister: Martha wil still be able to pass everything, only if her sister won’t make it public in the internet.
Martha’s sister doesn’t agree to any such terms and she such demands as unfounded and unlawful.
Will the prison officer also pass this to Mrs Kelleher?

The meeting with inmates lasted half an hour.
Similar meetings are to be held monthly or every two months.
Mrs Kelleher also told Martha, that after next meeting with “lifers” she will also talk to Martha in private.

We thank very much to Mrs Acting Chief Officer Kelleher for her kind interest in problems of inmates in Dochas Centre in Dublin, and for the promise of cyclical meetings.

(We don’t give the name of Mrs Kelleher because we don’t know it. It’s possible thtat it’s Mrs Patricia Kelleher. When only we will find out the name we will supplement the post. It was Mrs Kelleher who gave Martha new permission for e-cigarette)