'Operation Outlaw' update from Bologna (Italy)
Four of the five comrades imprisoned in Bologna following ‘Operation Outlaw’ (6th April 2011) were moved to other prisons. Here are their new addresses:
Anna Maria Pistolesi
Casa Circondariale di Modena
Via Carlo Poma 3
Casa Circondariale di Vercelli
Via del Rollone 19
Casa Circondariale di Vigevano
Via Gravellona 240
27029 Vigevano (PV)
Casa Circondariale di Como
Via Bassano 11
Maddalena, one of the comrades subjected to judicial restrictions in the same operation, was arrested and taken to prison on 12th May, apparently for breaking those restrictions. Her address is:
Casa Circondariale Rebibbia III
Via Bartolo Longo 92
Before she was transferred to Vigevano, Stefania wrote what follows from the ‘Dozza’ prison:
I realize that my attention is now strongly centred on ‘life’ inside prison. My interest towards what happens outside these walls is alive and vigilant but my tension is centred on the participation in this pervert world inside which I was thrown. My analysis and considerations on the repressive operation that hit us will emerge from this piece of writing (if it ever manages to go out). Outside you can draw a more articulated definition; and two of the comrades imprisoned with me, Martino and Robert, have already done this in an excellent way, according to their different tensions. What could I add? That power represses, represses and can’t do anything else?
We live in a time when those who decide the rules of the game are taking possession of everything without leaving anything at all to their subjects, not even in exchange for the latter’s submission.
They grab with anxious greedy what is left of a fleeced world, and try to suffocate with all means, in blood or in jail, the frightening threat of seeing their safes attacked by ‘barbaric hordes’. The internal enemy is to be crushed down and swept away in the dustbin of history. Perhaps never before as in this case, I mean Bologna and Florence, the intention has been so clear to hit in order to eliminate thoughts and practices that worry the rulers of the capitalist system. A place was seized and closed [Fuoriluogo]. This is a step forward beyond arrests and judicial restrictions. It is serious, so serious that it should have produced an alarmed and widespread shake. But, according to what I read in your letters, this didn’t really happen. Solidarity is strong but it is coming from the same comrades who have been close to us for a long time. I shouldn’t even say solidarity but rather direct involvement in an attack that is taking space away from Fuoriluogo now, but which shows a dangerous signal to anyone who is still intentioned to struggle against the constituted order. In fact, not even a month later, the comrades from Florence were inflicted the second part of this repressive operation.
In prison the same measures are applied, even if in their extreme and more specific forms, which are adopted to crash and submit those who, outside, must obey and work without complaining, or die of starvation in obsequious silence.
Here rigid prison rules are in force, outside a regime (which expands and changes every day according to the winds) is in force, which decides on the behaviours socially acceptable.
Here there is the sadism of the guards, outside the ruthlessness of bosses and of the servants who protect their market of profit.
Here you are threatened by punitive squads, outside militarised cities suffocate those who live in them.
Here freedom is imprisoned by material bars, outside it is incarcerated in the open air.
Here the rich don’t enter, outside they rule.
Here ‘guilty’ and dispossessed proletarians are kidnapped by the State, outside the State bombard, occupy and colonize territories to be looted and ruled.
Solidarity to the comrades hit by repression in Florence.
The female wing of the ‘Dozza’ prison is rigidly controlled according to a scheme that doesn’t leave space to any exception. We are so few (69 prisoners) that they can put us under strict and obsessive surveillance. Nothing of what we do can escape control, and any little movement depends on their responding to our requests. We are permanently locked up and get out exclusively during daily ‘rituals’. My co-prisoners tell me this situation can’t be found in other prisons and that being sent to the ‘Dozza’ is considered as a further punitive measure.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 at 12:48 am and is filed under Prison Struggle.