I wrote to share news about a garden created by the prisoners despite the difficulties in doing so. They saved seeds from their food.
“Using water to soften soil baked hard by the Caribbean sun and then scratching away with plastic spoons, a handful of prisoners have reportedly produced sufficient earth to grow watermelon, peppers, garlic, cantaloupe and even a tiny lemon plant, no more than two inches high.”
Yesterday came news that hope died for 3 of the prisoners who committed suicide using sheets and clothes to hang themselves. If the rest of these men and boys (some were seized at the age of 14) were involved in terrorism they should be put on trial and punished accordingly. Holding them indefinitely however is its own crime of brutality.
I learned from Transition Culture about a campaign to send seeds to the prisoners at
It won’t change the inaction of our government but it might bring a bit of hope to what must be a horrible existence.