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[Australia] NSW Government warned: Prison smoking ban could spark riots

The Baird Government has been warned that cost-cutting in overcrowded prisons is risking riots, and a smoking ban to be enforced from August could be the final straw. Rating 21 of 44 prisons as over capacity, the Inspector of Custodial Services, John Pa
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 9, 2015 14:53
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Smoke-Free Policies in U.S. Prisons and Jails: A Review of the Literature

increasingly common in prisons and jails, but evidence suggests they are not consistently implemented. Future studies should examine the health and economic outcomes of smoke-free policies in prisons and jails. By implementing smoke-free policies, prisons
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 9, 2015 13:16
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[UK] Pregnant warders must beware smoking prisoners ($$)

Pregnant prison officers have been banned from working on jail wings because of risks from passive smoking... Officials are concerned that unless action is taken to reduce the risks to staff, the service could face claims for damages from female officers
Times Of London (uk)
added May 5, 2015 09:08
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Why American Prisons Are Pushing E-Cigarettes On Inmates

sheriffs who want them the most. Why? In a nutshell, money: E-cigarettes are a cash cow...private jail e-cigarette vendors have popped up with names like “JailCigs” and “eCigs 4 Inmates” and “CrossBar.” Their pitch to sheriffs is enticing: The companies s
International Business Times
added Apr 24, 2015 14:27
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[Australia] Risdon prisoners mixing nicotine patches with tea leaves to beat smoking ban, former inmate says

But former inmate Chris Burrell said the ban was far from effective, and prisoners were going to great lengths to smoke any substance they could get their hands on. "I was boiling up nicotine patches and mixing them with tea leaves and smoking those,"
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Apr 16, 2015 13:27
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[Tennessee] Sheriff's family, deputy tied to company selling e-cigs to jail

Channel 4 has learned that the Rutherford County sheriff's family members own a company that sells e-cigarettes to the county jail.... Inmates in the Rutherford County Jail are allowed to mail order e-cigarettes from a company called JailCigs. JailCigs i
WSMV-TV NBC-4 (Nashville, TN)
added Apr 8, 2015 12:51
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: OUR VIEWPOINT: Brazoria move to allow smoking during interrogation makes sense

it makes sense. When Brazoria City Council voted last week to allow smoking in the police department’s interrogation room, it would have been easy for folks who are against the unhealthy habit, and the second-hand smoke it creates, to protest.
The Facts (Clute, TX)
added Mar 18, 2015 16:23
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[UK] CAVENDISH: If they ban smoking in prison, the MoJ will have riots on its hands

Although the specific issue of restricting smoking in prisons may appear of minor significance compared to other recent defeats in court for the justice secretary, this judgment is important because it clearly brings the prison system within the ambit of
Politics.co.uk (uk)
added Mar 8, 2015 15:24
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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
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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
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