By Peter Shirlow
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Mrs Thatcher announced that the result changed nothing: ‘A crime is a crime is a crime ... It is not political, it is a crime’ (O’Malley, 1990: 60). Bobby Sands died on 5 May 1981, on the 66th day of his hunger strike. His funeral was attended by over 100,000 people and his death produced a massive (and largely negative) international reaction to perceived British intransigence (Taylor, 1997, 1980). Despite a range of efforts by mediators (Collins, 1986), and direct channels of communication to the British government through the Foreign Office, ten hunger strikers were to die before this second hunger strike was called off in October 1981.
It may also be a response to material conditions or a result of poor (as well as strategic) leadership within the prison. Violence may even be a rational calculation in which its efficacy is compared to other strategies of resistance. Prisons are places which are well known for their capacity to produce violence from both staff and inmates. , 2003). Apart from individual factors which may motivate particular offenders towards violence, more generic structural factors include the nature of the prison regime, levels of fear among inmates, Shirlow 01 intro 39 12/11/07 14:44:15 40 Beyond the Wire cultures of violence, impunity in particular institutions, poor training or educational facilities, and poor training of and/or a propensity towards violence from prison staff.
Criminalisation is a perspective which views prisons as more than simply places to contain, interrogate and imprison combatants while conflict is ongoing on the outside. Rather, they become key sites in efforts to ‘break’ prisoners. Denying their status as political and presenting Shirlow 01 intro 28 12/11/07 14:44:13 Understanding Political Imprisonment 29 them as criminal actors is, by extension, to deny the broader political character of the struggle in which they are engaged. Implementing a criminalisation policy in the prisons requires a contingent and partial attitude to law and legality.