Should all prisoners who had to do their business in a bucket receive compensation and what about the victims?
The Supreme Court ruled that Gary Simpson having to use a bucket as a toilet and empty it each morning for almost eight months in 2013 in Mountjoy Prison was a violation of his constitutional right to protection of his person living in substandard cell conditions.
The former prisoner was awarded €7,500 damages for slopping out. Will this have implications and lead to a rush of 1,000 cases queuing up? Henry McKean met prisoners, victims, families and experts.