24 AUGUST 2020


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Article from BTNews 24 AUGUST 2020

AND FINALLY: Manx prison guests

It is a compulsory 14-day isolation for travellers from the UK to the island unless a key worker.

Local news media in the Isle of Man report that two over from Northern Ireland for a funeral were jailed for six weeks each for visiting a local shop whilst in quarantine.

However, it is not too bad news – a brand new jail with happy inmates – BBC ran a six-week TV series a few months ago and called it ‘The Best Little Prison in Britain’!

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...If you look closely I'm sure you can see 'Patrick Mcgoohan' there from 'The Prisoner' TV series shouting out "I am not a number, I am a free man"... It looks like if you look really closely he's about to make a break for it down to the beach ? where he'll surely try to grab a canoe or something, paddling over the horizon and the first view of home 'Atomic Windscale' appearing over that horizon to freedom...but he'll never make it !! ...That IOM Round roaring bouncing giant bubble ball will no doubt envelop him (As Usual) and whisk him back to the prison village never to escape!! Welcome to the IOM... ..."IOM Just Joshing, We Love You"... ..."Be Seeing You"...