Monday June 1, 2020

Surge in compensation claims for slopping out

Over 1,000 claims have now been lodged

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

17th July, 2016
Some prisoners are still forced to slop out of their cells Pic: Shutterstock

The state has seen a near 40 per cent surge in the number of claims for compensation from prisoners who claim they were forced to slop out their cells.

According to the annual report of the State Claims Agency, which manages legal actions, some 1,011 claims for compensation have now been lodged with the agency, although it does not put a figure on how much it may eventually have to pay out.

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