Prisoner loses high court challenge over slopping out – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2011 in human rights, news, prisons by tracey

“A serving prisoner has lost a high court challenge to the continued practice of slopping out that could have forced the government to spend millions on upgrading old jails in England and Wales. Roger Gleaves, 77, claimed that having to use a bucket as a toilet in his cell at HMP Albany, on the Isle of Wight, was so degrading it amounted to a breach of his human rights.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2011