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Cuban prisoners say they shared cells with rats
Associated Press/One News Now ^ | July 15, 2010 | CIARAN GILES

Posted on 07/15/2010 12:33:29 PM PDT by jackspyder

Rats and diseases infested Cuban prison cells so badly that some inmates tried to kill themselves and other did themselves harm, according to freed political prisoners who spoke Thursday in Spain.

Those who spoke were among 11 political prisoners released this week and flown to Spain to start new lives. At a press conference in Madrid, they painted a squalid picture of the prison conditions they had endured.

"The hygiene and health situations in prisons throughout the island of Cuba are not terrible, they are worse than terrible," freed dissident Julio Cesar Galvez said.

"We had to live with rats and cockroaches ... with excrement. It's not a lie," he said...

He said that in the prison of Villa Clara there were more than 1,500 inmates with up to 40 prisoners in cells measuring 3 square meters (32 sq. feet)...

(Excerpt) Read more at onenewsnow.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Cuba; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cuba; cuban; jail; michaelmoore; prisoners; seanpenn
that's the type of treatment a nation's citizens can expect under the utopia of communism
1 posted on 07/15/2010 12:33:32 PM PDT by jackspyder
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To: jackspyder
Cuban prisoners say they shared cells with rats

What prisoner hasn't?

It's the only pet allowed.

2 posted on 07/15/2010 12:36:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: jackspyder

And yet ANSWER Communists complain about the treatment of prisoners of war at Gitmo.


3 posted on 07/15/2010 12:36:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: jackspyder

Speaking of ‘Cuba’....if this had been something about Gitmo, my first question would be, “Were any of the rats molested?”


4 posted on 07/15/2010 12:37:32 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: jackspyder

“We had to live with rats and cockroaches ... with excrement. It’s not a lie,” he said...

Sounds like a good reason to stay out of prison.


5 posted on 07/15/2010 12:37:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2

Charlie Manson had a pet cockroach. There are other prisoners who’ve “bonded” with the bugs in their cells.


6 posted on 07/15/2010 12:38:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: jackspyder

Maybe Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone could go explain to them how wonderful Castro is.


7 posted on 07/15/2010 12:39:06 PM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: Hugin

I had to share a room with my brother for seventeen years. And he was a pig.


8 posted on 07/15/2010 12:40:00 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I lived in VT for four years. That was enough.)
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To: UCANSEE2
In Cuba you can either be a prisoner in prison or outside of prison; but either way, you are a prisoner.

For myself they would either have to kill me or throw me in prison; or wave to me as I sailed off to Florida on whatever I could make seaworthy.

9 posted on 07/15/2010 12:41:44 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: UCANSEE2

Did you miss that these guys were political prisoners?


10 posted on 07/15/2010 12:42:18 PM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: jackspyder

Sounds like Congress.


11 posted on 07/15/2010 12:42:51 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: jackspyder
Cuban prisoners say they shared cells with rats

Kwami Kilpatrick's cellmate oddly has the same complaint........

12 posted on 07/15/2010 12:42:54 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: jackspyder

Those are the good cells.


13 posted on 07/15/2010 12:43:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: jackspyder

Obama liberals romanticize Castro for a reason.

They dream of the day conservative Christians are loaded into cattle cars for a trip to the same type of prison.


14 posted on 07/15/2010 12:43:48 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: jackspyder

But how can this be, Comrade? Everyone knows Cuba is a socialist paradise.
/sarc


15 posted on 07/15/2010 12:45:42 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: jackspyder
What do they have to complain about?

They had excellent socialized Health Care which according to the Hollywood Elite and the communist wing of the Dimocrat Party is better than the US capitalist health care system.

16 posted on 07/15/2010 12:50:13 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: jackspyder

Cuban prison or Cuban hospital?


17 posted on 07/15/2010 12:50:42 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (We couldn't keep the commandments when there was only ONE!)
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To: jackspyder

What can I say? There are rats in all prisons. Besides, it takes one top know one!


18 posted on 07/15/2010 12:55:44 PM PDT by Paperdoll (REGISTER TO VOTE THEN DO IT RIGHT!)
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To: jackspyder
What's he complaining about? Cubans have Universal Health Care!!
19 posted on 07/15/2010 12:56:51 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: jackspyder

I feel their pain. Here the rats even vote.


20 posted on 07/15/2010 12:59:33 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: jackspyder

We could invite the Prison Authority in Cuba to observe how a proper, clean prison is run... at Gitmo. Maybe they, and some of the country’s leaders, could take a short vacation there as well.

Maybe some of our country’s leaders could fly down there and they could make it a conference, International Gitmo Prison Conference, duration 10-20 years.


21 posted on 07/15/2010 1:03:54 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: jackspyder
"The hygiene and health situations in prisons throughout the island of Cuba are not terrible, they are worse than terrible,"

Sounds perfect for some of the Hollywood lefties who admire Castro and Cuba so much.

Let's sent Sean Penn there for a decade or two to help him discover how little he really knows about things he believes himself to be an expert on.

Maybe the Congressional Black Caucus who came home raving about what a great guy Castro is will volunteer to move in?

22 posted on 07/15/2010 1:04:00 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: jackspyder

In the protein short society modern Cuba has become you’d think the prisoners would be delighted to find fresh meat in their cells.


23 posted on 07/15/2010 1:05:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jackspyder

here, it is typical the rats and cockroaches that commit the crimes, so why should they not do the time? BTW, I would like to see a lot more RATs in prison, lots more.


24 posted on 07/15/2010 1:06:58 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: LibWhacker

I feel their pain. Here the rats even vote.

Here even the dead rats vote.


25 posted on 07/15/2010 1:10:31 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jackspyder

Time to make Cuba the head of some kind of prisoner human rights commission for the UN isn’t it? With work like that, they have to be rewarded.


26 posted on 07/15/2010 1:18:00 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: stinkerpot65

Perhaps they dream of being in a similar position of power.


27 posted on 07/15/2010 1:36:39 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: jackspyder
with up to 40 prisoners in cells measuring 3 square meters

That's less than the average elevator. Physically impossible to fit 40 persons on that small an area. No doubt a Cuban prison is hell on earth, but this type of reporting shows yet again that the media are utterly stupid and worthless these days. Never ever believe a single word these idiots write. (Waiting for someone to post a pic of a "stuffed" phone booth or VW bug...:-))

28 posted on 07/15/2010 1:49:51 PM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: Obadiah
[ What's he complaining about? Cubans have Universal Health Care!! ]

AND the communist government DEMANDS them to happy..
-OR- go to jail...

29 posted on 07/15/2010 1:53:20 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: jackspyder

But this can’t be Cuba is a liberal utopia!!


30 posted on 07/15/2010 1:54:05 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Niuhuru

The dream is getting closer to reality.


31 posted on 07/15/2010 1:55:12 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: jackspyder
Everybody loves Mr. Jingles.


32 posted on 07/15/2010 1:59:31 PM PDT by CholeraJoe ("What did the English ever give you? Muffins and a burnt White House. ")
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To: jackspyder

Cuban prisoners say they shared cells with rats.

Hummm, protein, taste like chicken.


33 posted on 07/15/2010 2:04:22 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: jackspyder
Cuban prisoners say they shared cells with rats

Pffffht! So what? We share the White House and Congress with a bunch......................

34 posted on 07/15/2010 2:07:40 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (When all else fails one must, "Release the Kraken!")
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To: Moltke

it also said that was the equivalent of 32 square feet, so they obviously meant a room with dimensions of 3 meters x 3 meters


35 posted on 07/15/2010 2:12:38 PM PDT by jackspyder
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To: Hugin
Did you miss that these guys were political prisoners?

Are they the only ones allowed to have rats as pets?

36 posted on 07/15/2010 3:29:26 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: jackspyder
it also said that was the equivalent of 32 square feet, so they obviously meant a room with dimensions of 3 meters x 3 meters

*groan*

1m = 3.3ft. 3m = 10ft. 3mx3m = 10ftx10ft = 100sqft. (appr. values) 3m^2 = 32sqft. The meant what they wrote. Only, they're idiots.

You might want to stop hurting your head with "math". ;-)

37 posted on 07/15/2010 4:58:35 PM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: Moltke

some people are good with math some are good with poetry some are great musicians ... we all have our strengths and weaknesses, maybe you can be a little more gracious to those who fall short of your strengths


38 posted on 07/17/2010 9:56:31 AM PDT by jackspyder
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To: jackspyder

Sorry, didn’t mean to insult you. Should’ve just left it at presenting the calculation.


39 posted on 07/18/2010 9:23:49 AM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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