24th January 2011
The ongoing practice of ‘slopping out’ in Irish prisons has received national and international condemnation. Despite Government assurances since 1993 that it will bring an end to this inhuman and degrading practice, it continues - in direct contravention of international human rights law.
This Briefing outlines the current provision of in-cell sanitation across the Irish prison estate. The problems associated with slopping out are further exacerbated by overcrowding, where prisoners may have to share cells with up to 4 others.
Our recommendations are simple:
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