IRA prisoners inside Maze prison in the 70's and 80's, esp. Bobby Sands and his hunger strike, the other prisoners who followed his lead (and died) and the policies which lead to them to: 1) being in the IRA, 2) being in Maze prison, and 3)choosing to go on a hunger strike.<quoted text>
Good luck Mimi. Don't forget the 'net has a lot of inspiration for papers. What subject does it have to be on? You know you'll get suggestions here.
Additionally, the culture within the prison vis a vis the IRA prisoners (political prisoners or terrorists?), other prisoners, guards, and policy(ies) of the British government in regards to labeling them criminals rather than political prisoners.
There will also be a (relatively) short digression into the development of the IRA in the 20th century and the 1960's specifically, the concept of justified war, Catholic vs Protestant in Ireland and how this affected treatment of Irish Catholics as the policy makers are/were predominantly Protestant.
I have the concept, I'm just having issues writing the abstract/proposal so that it sounds good. <shrug>