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"Slopping out or pooing in a bucket is undignified."

Should all prisoners who had to do their business in a bucket receive compensation and what about...

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19.48 18 Nov 2019


"Slopping out or pooing in a bucket is undignified."


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19.48 18 Nov 2019


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.


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