It was obvious these were reserved for the more important or dangerous prisoners.
All well and good - but when it happened, how was he going to explain the loss of two important prisoners?
As part of his duties, he was a royal judge and held important prisoners.
His account, if not complete, nevertheless provides information on conditions of important political prisoners serving long terms.
Some were exchanged at sea, for important American prisoners of war.
Since their release, he has been the most important political prisoner in the world.
The tiny cells were reserved for the most important political prisoners.
Apparently they considered this place secure enough for confinement of important prisoners.
That is the most likely destination for so important a prisoner.
They had continued to do their duty, guarding this important prisoner.