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

Aug 21st 2020, 6:15 AM 26,527 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 16,772 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.

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

Sep 13th 2017, 12:43 PM 18,260 Views 45 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 1st 2015, 9:21 PM 17,994 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Oct 11th 2014, 6:00 PM 7,876 Views 29 Comments

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

Over 226 prisoners in Cork still forced to 'slop out'
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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
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Ireland told to stop sending people to prison for not paying fines

Jul 25th 2014, 1:54 PM 45,178 Views 130 Comments

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

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

Dec 31st 2013, 7:00 AM 6,920 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Nov 9th 2013, 5:00 PM 22,737 Views 89 Comments

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

Plan for new Cork prison signed-off by Oireachtas Committee
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Plan for new Cork prison signed-off by Oireachtas Committee

Jun 12th 2013, 2:24 PM 6,471 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Dec 26th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,953 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.

Shatter announces major redevelopment at Limerick Prison
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Shatter announces major redevelopment at Limerick Prison

Jun 11th 2012, 5:36 PM 3,203 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jan 17th 2012, 5:54 PM 2,963 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.

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

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