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Letters from Detention

Letters from Detention

Letters from Detention

Letter To The President

Wed, 22 May 2019
Boredom and the occasional brush with violence is probably the worst part of prison. Boredom, frustration, anger, depression. They all come from the same place. No one here is unaffected and I suspect many will have lasting psychological damage from this...
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Revealing Passwords

Fri, 17 May 2019
It’s evening in the cellblock. Things are fairly quiet. It was a long day. Many had visits from their lawyers, a few got released; mos of them finished their sentence on Thursday, but Friday was a holiday and due to the slow administration, they only got...
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Compartmentalization

Fri, 17 May 2019
Most of the time we are between 80 and 90 prisoners in my cellblock. Around half of those are always sick. Part of that is bad sanitation, we have little clean water, but mostly it’s because we are a lot of people crammed together in one small space. This...
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The Future of IT Security in Ecuador

Tue, 14 May 2019
I’m tired. Sleep deprived. Prison is much louder than I could ever imagine. And add to that sleeping on the floor, in a small room with 6 other inmates, getting rest is a significant challenge. I’ve been thinking about my situation and the case against me...
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Power

Mon, 13 May 2019
Just outside the door to my cellblock, is the “calabozo”, the dungeon. Officially, they are called “reflection cells”. This is where people who misbehave are sent for 12 hours or more, without food and in ugly conditions. The door has a small grid window....
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Cypherpunks

Mon, 13 May 2019
El Inca is a prison that contains all kinds of people. People who didn’t pay alimony, people who committed fraud, recreational drug users, drug traffickers, murderers – and me - . One thing that surprised me a lot when I came here was how important...
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Os Livros que Li na Prisão

Mon, 13 May 2019
Nessa prisão não há muitos livros. Há algumas bíblias e uma cópia de Ben Hur no meu bloco de celas. Mas é isso. Eu vi uma biblioteca enquanto eu entrava na prisão, mas eu nunca vi pessoas lá, ou com livros novos. Ninguém parece saber ou se importar. Essa...
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Por que Equador?

Thu, 02 May 2019
Duas semanas. A prisão aqui no Equador é um misto enlouquecedor de longos períodos de isolamento e tédio intercalados com ameaças e atos de violência aleatórios. Hoje foi uma quebra na estrutura: dia de visitação. Você pode receber, no máximo, dois...
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A coisa mais importante

Tue, 23 Apr 2019
Estou sentado na prisão, estou na minha cela. Está escuro, alguém tirou todas as lâmpadas da cela. Então estou sentado perto da porta, assim a luz do corredor lá fora pode me permitir ver o que estou escrevendo. Estive aqui por uma semana, mas parece ter...