The Council Of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture found a mentally ill prisoner lying naked in his cell in an Irish prison, with faeces and urine on the floor.
The CPT has today published its report on its seventh periodic visit to Ireland, which took place from 25 September to 4 October 2019.
In the five prison establishments visited, prisoners stated that the vast majority of prison officers treated them correctly.
However, a small number of prison officers are inclined to use more physical force than is necessary and to verbally abuse prisoners, the committee outlined.
The CPT also found that the current complaints system cannot be considered fit for purpose.
The committee outlined that most people stated that they were treated corrected by gardaí when detained.
However, it said there were several allegations of physical ill-treatment and verbal disrespect from remand prisoners. These allegations mostly involved slaps, kicks and punches to various parts of the body.
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