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Practice Of 'Slopping Out' Still Used In Wing Of Portlaoise Prison

The Inspector of Irish Prisons wants flushed toilets to be provided in all cells.

The prisons' watchdog is criticising the use of chamber pots in some cells in Portlaoise jail in Co Laois. 

The Inspector of Irish Prisons says slopping out is 'unhygienic' and 'degrading'. 

It's calling on for it to be eliminated, and for flushed toilets to be provided in all cells. 

Former governor of the prison, John Lonergan, notes the practice is confined to one block of the jail:

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