Florida Today Q&A about ‘Hotel Fidel Castro’

Rick Townson was interviewed by Matt Reed at Florida Today newspaper. Here's a screen shot showing the top of the article and the clip from the TV show.

Rick Townson was interviewed by Matt Reed at Florida Today newspaper. Here’s a screen shot showing the top of the article and the clip from the TV show.

Florida Today’s Matt Reed has written a column about “Hotel Fidel Castro” based on our television interview. You can read the column here. The newspaper’s site also has clips from the television show.

Just to give you a taste of the interview, Reed asked: “What were your days like?”

My response: “It was a certain level of psychological torture the whole time. Every morning when they would count us, they would give us these communist speeches about the glory of the revolution. We would have to stand and listen to them from all sorts of government officials.

“If you show any emotion or anger, they send you to what we nicknamed the Big House — a four-building, four-story prison that holds 10,000 prisoners. No one wanted to go there. If you bloodied someone’s nose, you’d have to serve an extra five years.”

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