phased out

Slopping out

Slopping out is the emptying of buckets of human waste when the cells are unlocked in prisons in the morning. Inmates without a toilet in the cell have to use a bucket or chamber pot while locked in during the night. The reasons that some cells do not have toilets is that they are easily smashed; to prevent this metal toilets have to be installed, but they are expensive.

In the United Kingdom, slopping out was supposed to have been phased out, but some prisons, such as HMP Peterhead have not been able to afford to.

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