Great Britain, Cuba: Holiday Exodus


Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage.

— Richard Lovelace

Centuries after the poet composed his lyric tribute to the jail-breaking qualities of young love, his words ring with a far more literal truth. "There is really no secure prison" in all of Britain, concluded a government committee headed by former First Lord of the Admiralty Earl Mountbatten. And Britain's prison ers seem determined to prove Mountbatten right. In the two weeks since the report was published, convicts have been crashing out at an embarrassing clip....

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