“Azkaban was originally home to a sorcerer who called himself Ekrizdis.
Ekrizdis, who is believed to have been insane, was a practitioner of the worst kinds of Dark Arts.
Alone in the middle of the ocean, he lured, tortured and killed Muggle sailors, apparently for pleasure, and only when he died, and the concealment charms he had cast faded away, did the Ministry of Magic realize that either island or building existed.
Those who entered to investigate refused afterwards to talk of what they had found inside, but the least frightening part of it was that the place was infested with Dementors.
Sadistic by nature, Rowle, an authoritarian who had risen to power on an anti-Muggle agenda, insisted on using Azkaban as a prison. He claimed that the Dementors living there were an advantage: they could be harnessed as guards, saving the Ministry time, trouble and expense.
In spite of opposition from many wizards, Rowle carried out his plan and soon a steady trickle of prisoners had been placed there. None ever emerged.
By the time that Eldritch Diggory took over as Minister for Magic, the prison had been operating for fifteen years. There had been no breakouts and no breaches of security. The new prison seemed to be working well.
It was only when Diggory went to visit that he realised exactly what conditions inside were like. Prisoners were mostly insane and a graveyard had been established to accommodate those that died of despair.
Diggory had been so horrified by what he had seen inside Azkaban that he pressed the committee to find alternatives. Experts explained to him that the only reason the Dementors were (mostly) confined to the island was that they were being provided with a constant supply of souls on which to feed. If deprived of prisoners, they were likely to abandon the prison and head for the mainland.
From that time until the advent of Kingsley Shacklebolt, no Minister ever seriously considered closing Azkaban. They turned a blind eye to the inhumane conditions inside the fortress.
Nearly three centuries passed before that record was broken. A young man was successfully smuggled out of the prison when his visiting mother exchanged places with him, something that the blind and loveless Dementors could not detect and would have never expected.
This escape was followed by another, still more ingenious and impressive, when Sirius Black managed to evade the Dementors… single-handed.
I will never understand how Snape being in love with Lily is any excuse to be the way he is with Harry
I’m not saying he needs to favorite him by any means but like he is so beyond cruel towards Harry
THEN THERE IS NEVILLE
He is so cruel to Neville that Snape is his biggest fear. How can you ever live with yourself when you scare a kid more than the person who tortured his parents. This kids parents were tortured by Bellatrix and SNAPE is his biggest fear
LETTER FROM EYRICKA KING, RECEIVED 11 JULY 2017 ====================================
HELLO HOW ARE YOU? FINE I HOPE AS FOR ME NOT DOING WELL AT ALL. THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL ME! SERIOUSLY I GOT BACK TO FRANKLIN ON FRIDAY JUNE 30ᵀᴴ AND I’VE BEEN IN THE BOX SINCE I WAS ATTACKED BY SOME SARGENTS UPON MY ARRIVAL BACK HERE AND THROWN IN THE BOX TO SILENCE ME. HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I GOT BACK TO FRANKLIN THE PUT ME IN A DORM WITH THE SAME GUY (INMATE) WHO TRIED HAVING SEX WITH ME AND WHEN I REFUSED TO HAVE SEX HE SPIT ON ME, YOU REMEMBER WHEN THAT INCIDENT HAPPENED BACK IN APRIL, AND THE PREA DEPUTY MS. SOUTHERS HAD ME MOVED TO A BETTER DORM. OK UPON MY ARRIVAL TO THE DORM THE INMATE CAME TO THE DOOR WITH 3 OTHER INMATES AND THREATENED
TO ATTACK ME IF I CAME INTO THE HOUSE. SO I IMMEDIATLY TOLD THE OFFICER THAT I COULD NOT LIVE IN THAT DORM AND FOR HIM TO CALL A SARGENT, HE DID JUST THAT. THE SARGENT ARRIVED IN A BLACK VAN WITH 2 OTHER SARGENTS AND HE IMMEDIATLY SAID IT 9:00 AT NIGHT I DON’T FEEL LIKE DEALING WITH THIS PUSSY FAGGOT CUFF HIM NOW THE OTHER SARGENTS THEN BEGAN RUFFING ME UP THEY SLAMMED ME FACE FIRST ON A BRICK WALL LUCKILY NOTHING SEVERE HAPPENED TO MY FACE BUT I WAS SLAMMED SO HARD ONTO THE WALL MY RIGHT BREAST INPLANT SWELLED UP EXTRA BIG AND IS BRUISED THEY BEGAN PUNCHING ME AND SAYING YOU ARE A MAN WHAT IS A FUCKING TRANSGENDER
I WAS CRYING AND BEGGING FOR THEM TO STOP BEATING ME ONE SARGENT SAID AINT THAT WHAT YOU LIKE YOU LIKE MEN TO MAN HANDLE YOU. THEY THEN THREW ME IN THE BACK OF THE VAN BEAT UP AND STILL CUFFED AND DROVE ME TO THE BOX AND STRIPPED ME NAKED AND THREW ME IN A CELL IVE BEEN IN THE SAME CELL SINCE, THEY ARE DENYING ME MEDICAL TREATMENT IVE BEEN ▦ IN SO MUCH PAIN AND SO OUT OF IT I HAVENT EATEN SINCE FRIDAY MORNING JUNE 30ᵀᴴ. ——– IM SO SCARED I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO REALLY HURT ME AND TRY TO SAY IT WAS A SUICIDE. PLEASE CONTACT EVERYBODY THE NEWS STATIONS CALL THE FACILITY ASK TO SPEAK WITH MS. SAUTHERS AND DEPUTY RONALD FOSTER HAVE ——– AND
——– HELP, CONTACT ——– ALSO I NEED OUT OF THE BOX BEFORE IT’S TO LATE I SWEAR ——– I THINK I MIGHT DIE IN HERE PLEASE HELP ME
I WROTE YOU 3 DIFFERENT TIMES SINCE THIS HAPPENED ONLY TO GET THE MAIL RETURNED TO ME SHREDDED UP IN PIECES, THANKS TO ONE GOOD OFFICER THAT CAME TO THE CELL TODAY AND TOLD ME HE SEE’S EVERYTHING THEY DOING TO ME AND THAT HE GOING TO MAKE SURE THIS LETTER GETES MAILED OUT. AGAIN ——– HELP ME DO EVERY AND ANYTHING YOU GUYS CAN TO GET ME OUT OF HERE. F2L IS MY ONLY HOPE.
THEY ONLY CARE ONCE YOU HAVE PEOPLE FROM THE OUTSIDE CALL IN. HAVE ——– CONTACT THE COMMISSIONER GUY THAT SHE BEEN SPEAKING WITH. ——– I DONT WANNA BE IN THE BOX I DID NOTHING WRONG HELP ME.
P.S. I PRAY THIS LETTER REACHES YOU.
==================================== Assist by calling these numbers:
Jason Effman…Head PREA person in Albany…518-457-3955 Franklin Correctional Facility: 518 483 6040. (You can ask to talk to Deputy Deb Southers or a sergeant). Office of Special Investigations Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (PREA office)…(518)-457-2653 Office of the Inspector General…(518) 474-1010
and demanding that Eyricka be transferred out of Franklin to a facility closer to NYC with protective custody that is *not* solitary confinement. Eyricka’s DIN# is 16A4486. If you call, reply to this post or reblog with a summary so that we can know what kind of impact we are having.