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#Slopping Out

# slopping-out - Sunday 24 June, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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