How dangerous it is to collect stamps....
Very dangerous, when it comes to the directors of Florence prison (Colorado, US).
How else could you explain why Antonio Guerrero, one of the five Cuban political prisoners in Florence, cannot dedicate his days unhamperedly to philately. This prisoner wrote a bitter letter to the Cuban collector’s magazine Filatelia Cubana. He writes that he collects stamps since he was a young boy and that he was pleased when he got his delayed mail after a long stay in the isolation cell: about 200 letters from family, friends and acquaintances who wrote him during that period. What Antonio found less amusing is that two letters were kept back. The came from Slovenia, had nog sender address and turned out to contain stamps. Because the reception of mail without a sender address is not allowed, the envelopes and their content were thrown away. 'I found that even worse than the isolation cell’, says Antonio, who adds that his mother will now keep his collection. It is far from certain that Antonio will ever be able to enjoy his collection because he was convicted to a life imprisonment plus ten years.