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Many human rights campaigners have been outraged over using unhygienic slop buckets at His Majesty’s Prison, which has been used for a long time.
They believe that this practice is archaic and has no place in the present day. Prison Superintendent Colonel Trevor Pennyfeather was shocked to see this system still in place when he took the position in February.
He said that this method is unpleasant and poses significant health and safety risks to the inmates and officers.
The infestation of flies and the unbearable odor are only a few of the problems that this method causes. Inmates have been throwing waste at each other and the officers, and the officers have had to endure this for years.
Colonel Pennyfeather has made it his personal priority to introduce flushing toilets into the colonial-era building, which dates back to the mid-18th century.
He explained that many areas still use pails at night and then dump the waste into a larger container for disposal by the Central Board of Health.
He says that this is one of the most critical areas in the prison that needs to be addressed, and it should have been taken care of years ago.
The ministries of health and public works have already conducted assessments to facilitate the installation of a modern sewage processing system.
Colonel Pennyfeather says that they are waiting for the funding approval to ensure that the sewage processing system is put in place.