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Electronic cigarettes finding their way into East Texas jails

selling e-cigarettes to inmates to boost revenue and snuff out a major contraband problem. Rusk County this past week joined the ranks of Texas lockups offering the devices. The Titus County jail pioneered the practiced some two years ago.
Longview (TX) News-Journal
added Feb 22, 2015 10:30

Vape 'em if you got 'em: Jails sell e-cigarettes to inmates

E-cigarettes keep popping up for sale at county jails around the country even as some government officials, schools and health experts urge tighter control over the devices, especially in public buildings.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 18, 2015 12:07

[UK] Inmate's smoking hotline challenge

A legal battle is being fought to give prisoners the right to report unauthorised smoking in jail - including by prison staff - via a confidential health hotline. Paul Black, an inmate at HMP Wymott in Lancashire suffering from a range of health problem
Press Association (uk)
added Feb 13, 2015 07:49

[UK] Smoking ban in prisons: Inmate wants access to enforcement hotline

has launched a legal challenge to give inmates the right to report unauthorised smoking...suffers from health problems aggravated by passive smoking. He wants a judicial review of a policy which denies prisoners access to an NHS phone line designed to hel
BBC Online
added Feb 13, 2015 07:47

[Australia] No major problems with prison smoking ban

In his first ABC interview since being appointed Director of Prisons, Brian Edwards, tells Leon Compton on ABC Statewide Mornings about the smoking prison ban and the challenges facing Tasmanian prison system reform.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 6, 2015 14:33

[Australia] Tasmanian prisoners ready to butt out

QUIT Tasmania says Risdon Prison is ready to become a smoke-free facility, with half of the inmates who smoke indicating they want to break the habit. The Risdon Prison complex officially becomes smoke-free from tomorrow in an effort to improve the heal
Hobart (Tas) Mercury (au)
added Feb 6, 2015 14:32

[UK-Scotland] Campaign to cut smoking in Glasgow

The city council and health chiefs have joined forces in a two year programme which will focus on some of the most vulnerable people in the city. They will include young people in care, the prison population and people living in deprived communities.
Evening Times (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 10:56

[Australia] Violent reaction feared at Tasmania's Risdon Prison over new smoking ban

The Tasmanian Government is banning smoking to improve the health of inmates and prison guards, but former correctional officer Tony Burley said there was some nervousness surrounding the introduction of the new rules on Friday.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jan 26, 2015 22:43

[Wisconsin] Tobacco smug­gling prompts charge

A Chippewa Falls woman work­ing as a con­tracted jail em­ployee is ac­cused of smug­gling chew­ing to­bacco to an in­mate at the Eau Claire County Jail.
Eau Claire (WI) Leader-Telegram
added Jan 7, 2015 16:25

[UK] Prisoners offered e-cigarettes in a bid to ban smoking in Britain's jails

A pilot project has been launched at three jails following calls for fags to be scrapped over fears for the health of staff, visitors and non-smoking inmates. Plans to ban cigarettes had to be postponed earlier this year amid concerns convicts would cau
The Mirror (uk)
added Jan 5, 2015 15:24
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