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The Resource Special category : the IRA in English prisons, Ruán O'Donnell

Special category : the IRA in English prisons, Ruán O'Donnell

Label
Special category : the IRA in English prisons
Title
Special category
Title remainder
the IRA in English prisons
Statement of responsibility
Ruán O'Donnell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This ground-breaking book explores the history of Irish republican prisoners held in English prisons during the first phase of the Troubles. The arrival of the first of over 200 IRA members into the Dispersal System challenged a penal environment devised to cope with a relatively small number of long-term criminal inmates and inspired a range of Home Office reforms. The republicans exacerbated tensions within the limited range of facilities suitable for 'Category A' prisoners and played leading roles in the major Hull Riot of 1976, as well as numerous other confrontations. Special Category draws upon unprecedented access to participants in order to detail and analyze the phenomena of the IRA in English prisons. Extensive new information is presented on IRA activities within the Dispersal System, not least planning and participation in riots, protests, legal challenges, escapes (successful and unsuccessful), and violent actions. Day-to-day factors - such as interaction with British prisoners, family visits, education, 'ghosting, ' and attitudes towards prison staff - are documented in depth. Extensive use has been made of private collections of correspondence and papers, state archives, political prints, and international media reports. Account is taken of the perspective of the Home Office and British government, based on declassified documents, memoirs of key protagonists, and official records of parliamentary business. The attitude of the Irish government is also assessed.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Donnell, Ruan
Dewey number
365.450899162042
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Republican Army
  • Political prisoners
  • Revolutionaries
Label
Special category : the IRA in English prisons, Ruán O'Donnell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [507]-515) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Volume 1.
  • 1968-1978 -- Volume 2.
  • 1978-1985
Control code
FIEb17711630
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780716533023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)768067319
Label
Special category : the IRA in English prisons, Ruán O'Donnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [507]-515) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Volume 1.
  • 1968-1978 -- Volume 2.
  • 1978-1985
Control code
FIEb17711630
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780716533023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)768067319

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