Source: Irish Legal News

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Forty-nine prisoners still slopping out in Ireland

Forty-nine prisoners are still slopping out in Irish prisons as of January 2017, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has confirmed.

Following the construction of a new prison in Cork and the refurbishment of Mountjoy prison, 98.7 per cent of Irish prisoners now have access to in-cell sanitation.

The Irish Prison Service’s Capital Strategy 2016-2021 includes plans for the a complete replacement of outdated accommodation in Limerick and Portlaoise prisons as well as improvements across other prisons.

On completion of the Limerick and Portlaoise projects, Ms Fitzgerald said slopping out “will be completely eliminated” in Irish prisons.

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