Review of "Flee, man, flee. Daily of a FIES prisoner" by Xose Tarrio (Spain)
The story, set in Spain during the 90s, speaks about a prisoner’s life under the FIES (Prisoners’ Files in Special Pursuit) regime. Xosé Tarrío takes the chief role in this testimonial story, reporting the humiliations and tortures towards prisoners. Through escapes, he develops his protest against the prison system, the same system that imprisons him by theft when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced to two years but, for his rebel attitude, there two years transform into almost twenty years.
The best of the story is its vision of a reality, its report of an inhuman but legal system.
The bad point, is that: this story isn’t fiction.
Xosé died in prison on January 2005, by the AIDS that he contracted in jail.
This is his story.
PD: If you want, the book is available -in Spanish- on
This entry was posted on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 9:43 pm and is filed under Prison Struggle.