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This is the exact image i have always remembered from St Patricks Upton in 1962. Two boys had escaped to go to their home in Cork. When the police returned them they were flogged in exactly same way depicted in this picture. They were taken away after the beating and moved to another institution further from their home.

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Comment by jack colleton on November 27, 2011 at 13:56

that rings a bell. yes if any child escaped the police brought them back as if a prisoner!  18 years in prison in Ireland why? 

Comment by jack colleton on November 27, 2011 at 13:58

as i understand human rights says prisoners should not be in a prison too far from home. ie the family should not have to travel too far to see them in prison. i was abused and tortured in 'care'.

Comment by Paul Nolan on November 27, 2011 at 14:55

Yes Jack you are correct. I was from Dublin when they sent me from the courts in Dublin to Upton Co Cork.

I was there for nearly three years and only saw my perants once in all that time, after that i was moved to Artane.

Comment by jack colleton on November 27, 2011 at 16:29

hello. they have the habit of moving people on. we know why. when i was 16 they went all out to get rid of me. i was old enough alright.


St. Patrick's Industrial School, Upton, Co. Cork 1889–1966







Comment by jack colleton on November 27, 2011 at 16:36

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