In the Media

Prisoner wins 'slopping out' case

PUBLISHED April 27, 2004

The Scottish Executive is facing huge compensation claims after a judge ruled that "slopping out" in jails amounted to degrading treatment.

In a 100-page ruling, Lord Bonomy awarded £2,400 to a prisoner who was held at Barlinnie Jail in Glasgow.
The inmate claimed that the practice, where prisoners use buckets in their cells, breached his human rights.