“As the interned Irish prisoners refuse to put stamps on their outgoing letters, it has been decided to post them without stamps”

The officials at Reading had to give in to the Irish protests.

[to] The Gov

Please report how these [Irish] internees are now behaving. The Internees at the other Prisons have not given any trouble & it is hoped that things will improve at Reading without resorting to punishments, which would only exasperate the men & probably make things worse.

A J W
Secy
23/10/18

23rd October 1918
Reading

As the interned Irish prisoners refuse to put stamps on their outgoing letters, it has been decided to post them without stamps, and the recipients will have to pay the excess postage if they wish to have them.

The Censor has been informed accordingly, and you should send the letters to the Censor in future in the ordinary way. The two packets sent up by you have been sent on to the Censor.

A J Wall
Secy

Noted. Irish Internees informed.
Governor 25/10/18

Reading Prison [Place of Internment] letter book (P/RP1/8/2/1)

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