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#Slopping Out

# slopping-out - Friday 21 August, 2020

51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year
# Prisoners
# Prisoners

51 inmates in Irish prisons still 'slopping out' despite government pledge to end practice by this year

Aug 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 26,565 Views 36 Comments

The total figure is a decrease from 465 people in January 2014.

# slopping-out - Sunday 24 June, 2018

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'
# Column
# Column

'If prison does not serve and rehabilitate offenders, they will return to life as before, or worse'

Jun 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 16,780 Views 20 Comments

I think some people baulk a little when they hear reports of major improvements being made to prison conditions, and of resources being spent on education and training, writes Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# slopping-out - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot
# Slopping Out
# Slopping Out

No damages for prisoner whose rights were breached by being forced to defecate in chamber pot

Sep 13th 2017, 12:43 PM 18,266 Views 45 Comments

The High Court ruled that Gary Simpson’s right to privacy was breached.

# slopping-out - Monday 15 May, 2017

Large drop in number of people being jailed for non-payment of fines
# A Fine Thing
# A Fine Thing

Large drop in number of people being jailed for non-payment of fines

May 15th 2017, 12:48 PM 12,656 Views 36 Comments

New legislation enacted last year is being heralded as the reason for the reduction in committals.

# slopping-out - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Pictures: This prison riot lasted for 25 days and started 25 years ago today
# Strangeways Prison Riot
# Strangeways Prison Riot

Pictures: This prison riot lasted for 25 days and started 25 years ago today

Apr 1st 2015, 9:21 PM 18,002 Views 32 Comments

The Strangeways Prison riot had a huge fallout and saw more than 1,600 prisoners revolt.

# slopping-out - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Timeline to end 'slopping out' in prisons needs to be set
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Timeline to end 'slopping out' in prisons needs to be set

Oct 11th 2014, 6:00 PM 7,877 Views 29 Comments

The new human rights commissioner said she is concerned about serious gaps in prison complaints procedures.

# slopping-out - Friday 25 July, 2014

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out'

Jul 25th 2014, 9:53 PM 12,291 Views 77 Comments

The Department of Justice said there is a plan in place to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons by 2015.

Ireland told to stop sending people to prison for not paying fines
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Ireland told to stop sending people to prison for not paying fines

Jul 25th 2014, 1:54 PM 45,185 Views 130 Comments

The UN also expressed concern over the continued practice of slopping out.

# slopping-out - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Number of prisoners sharing cells in Irish jails is 'worrying'
# Cell Occupancy
# Cell Occupancy

Number of prisoners sharing cells in Irish jails is 'worrying'

Dec 31st 2013, 7:00 AM 6,922 Views 66 Comments

Particularly as the problem is exacerbated by slopping out, eating meals in cells and long lockup times.

# slopping-out - Saturday 9 November, 2013

End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month
# Crime And Punishment
# Crime And Punishment

End of an era: slopping out to officially end in Mountjoy this month

Nov 9th 2013, 5:00 PM 22,739 Views 89 Comments

Twelve per cent of prisoners are currently forced to ‘slop out’ but the Prison Service says things are gradually changing.

# slopping-out - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Plan for new Cork prison signed-off by Oireachtas Committee
# Cell Replacement
# Cell Replacement

Plan for new Cork prison signed-off by Oireachtas Committee

Jun 12th 2013, 2:24 PM 6,472 Views 35 Comments

A recent report called conditions in the existing facility ‘archaic and Dickensian’.

# slopping-out - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Two thirds of Mountjoy cells now have toilets – but many still slopping out
# Crime And Punishment
# Crime And Punishment

Two thirds of Mountjoy cells now have toilets – but many still slopping out

Dec 26th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,971 Views 79 Comments

There’s still a long way to go before it ends completely but the number of prisoners forced to slop out at Mountjoy is at the lowest level in years.

# slopping-out - Monday 11 June, 2012

Shatter announces major redevelopment at Limerick Prison
# Penal Reform
# Penal Reform

Shatter announces major redevelopment at Limerick Prison

Jun 11th 2012, 5:36 PM 3,204 Views 17 Comments

Both the A and B wings will be replaced with a modern, 100-cell accommodation block.

# slopping-out - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Parts of Limerick Prison 'not fit for purpose' - report
# Prisons
# Prisons

Parts of Limerick Prison 'not fit for purpose' - report

Jan 17th 2012, 5:54 PM 2,965 Views 96 Comments

The Minister for Justice has expressed “shock” at a report on conditions at Limerick Prison, which highlights issues of overcrowding, cleanliness and hygiene, staffing, physical conditions and repairs.

# slopping-out - Monday 6 June, 2011

Deep concern expressed by UN at levels of overcrowding in Irish prisons
# UNCAT
# UNCAT

Deep concern expressed by UN at levels of overcrowding in Irish prisons

Jun 6th 2011, 4:13 PM 691 Views 21 Comments

United Nations Committee against Torture recommends that a mechanism should be astablished to facilitate criminal complaints. It also calls the practice of slopping out “inhumane”.

# slopping-out - Monday 14 March, 2011

Human rights commission issues hard-hitting UN 'report card'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Human rights commission issues hard-hitting UN 'report card'

Mar 14th 2011, 9:46 AM 1,103 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Human Rights Commission demands an end to ‘slopping out’ in prisons, and referenda on women’s and children’s rights.