I disagree entirely. The Brethren in the POW camp are all in good standing. None of those in prison are. A tremendous difference. Even if a Lodge was legally chartered in a prison for the benefit of inmates, my obligation precludes me from meeting with them, as they are not in good standing. No such restriction in a POW camp.Next, is the comparison to lodges in POW camps. Everyone is saying it is different; no it's not. These were meetings of Masons without a charter because they were being confined against their will and did not have access to regular lodges. The reason for their imprisonment doesn't matter FOR THIS ISSUE.
If you are referring to meeting in a tiled Lodge, I know of no Grand Lodge that allows such without a legitimate charter (i.e. "permission of the Grand Lodge"). Otherwise, one can talk to one's Brethren at any time, anywhere without special dispensation except for certain specific instances.I've always disliked the contention that we aren't allowed to meet unless it's with the permission of the Grand Lodge. It's basically saying 'you can't talk to your brothers unless Big Brother says so'.