Critical Concerns

Erwin James on conditions in Mountjoy

Erwin James writes in the Guardian about a recent visit to Mountjoy prison. He describes the primitive conditions – 160 years after the prison was built there is still no in-cell sanitation, and slopping-out, a practice criticised by numerous oversight bodies still persists. See for example: http://www.irishleftreview.org/2009/09/24/damning-inspector-prisons-mountjoy-prison-report-act-watershed/

James’ account ┬ácan be accessed here – http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/mar/21/prisoners-forced-slop-out

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