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John Prior

In the 1940s, John Prior was sent to St Joseph's of Tralee by the ISPCC (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). He was two years old when he entered the institutional home for boys and did not leave until he was 16, making him the longest person ever to stay there.

When he was 15, John Prior says he witnessed a boy of the same age being kicked to death by the Christian Brothers for not indulging himself in his supper of bread and water.

Institutional Abuse Victim Demands Justice - August 2000

Man horrified that his alleged abuser will escape trial. - April 2001

'Nun Spat In My Face On The Street', The Kerryman - 27 May 2009

After 50 years, I'm Finally Vindicated, The Mail On Sunday -24 May 2009

Probe of Sex Abuse at School to Focus on Christian Brothers, Irish Examiner - 3 September 2009