Providing the prisoner is not too drunk he would be given a mattress and blanket. Each cell would be equipped with a bucket to be ‘slopped out’ each morning in the sub basement latrines.
Like all the male cells there is a lot of graffiti scrawled over the walls and especially on the inside of doors. Prisoners, to relieve the boredom, would spend a great deal of time trying to get a glimpse of what was going on by looking through the spy hole in the door. Until these spy holes were fitted with reinforced glass it was dangerous for officers to look through without first ascertaining where in the cell the prisoner was. It was not unusual for a finger to be poked into the unsuspecting officer’s eye, sometimes covered in the prisoner’s excrement.