Shane Dalmedo (Gibraltar)

I took the tram and a bus to get to the Stasi prison which lies unexpectedly in a residential suburb. Barb
wire laced the walls and turrets surrounded the red brick prison building… I listened to our guides recount
of torture and injustices that took place there and saw the inhumane conditions that the prisoners were
kept in, in their cells as we walked through the corridors.
The linoleum on the corridor floor was a clue of what I would find as we entered the interrogation rooms.
The unexpected sight of the patterned wallpapers on the walls and even net curtains, was a stark contrast
to the conditions we had previously seen in the cells and left an impression on me.

March, 2018