Franco’s Prisoner – Prisionero de Franco. Los anarquistas en la lucha contra la dictadura, Miguel García García

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My first meeting with Miguel García García took place in the mid-1960s in the reception wing of Madrid’s Carabanchel Prison. He was in transit to another penitentiary and was in what was known as periodo – a fortnight of sanitary isolation, ostensibly to prevent or limit the spread of disease. I was the practice nurse (practicante) for the 7th Gallery, a position that gave me the run of most of the prison and allowed me to liaise with comrades in different wings, especially with isolated transit prisoners or prisoners in solitary confinement. Miguel passed through Carabanchel on a number of occasions over the years, going backwards and forwards between penitentiaries and Yeserias, Spain’s main prison hospital in Madrid.

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