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By Jim Gibney (for Irish News)
“I’m not going back to the blocks without the five demands,” Tom
McElwee told his mother, sister and me. Tom was confined to bed; moving
about his cell in the prison hospital easily tired him. Implied in his
words was a desire to end the harrowing reality of day-to-day life for
the blanketmen, in particular the administrative brutality they
experienced at the hands of prison warders.
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