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[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

[UK] Prisons trial smoking ban! E-cig replacement test run in jails

Now E-cigs are being sold in three prisons in a pilot programme aimed at weening inmates off tobacco. Women’s nick Eastwood Park in Gloucestershire is taking part in the trial along with men’s jails in Preston and Stocken, Rutland. “The PGA welcome the
Daily Star (uk)
added Jan 5, 2015 15:23

[UK] E-cigarettes being sold in prison shops in smoking ban pilot

BBC News has learned that a brand of disposable e-cigarettes has been on sale in three prisons for two months. The Prison Service said last year it was committed to introducing a smoking ban across the prison estate in England and Wales to reduce health
BBC Online
added Jan 5, 2015 13:30

[UK] Prisoners get e-cigarettes in move to ban smoking in jails: Products now sold in three prisons as part of pilot scheme

Prison service said it was committed to banning cigarettes in jails / Prisons across Britain currently allow inmates to smoke in their cells / They are not allowed to smoke in communal areas or exercise yards / Of the total prison population, a staggering
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 26, 2014 22:54

ARCHIVE: Fact Sheet: Tobacco in Adult Correctional Facilities: A Policy Overview

Q: Why is tobacco use a health care concern in the U.S. correctional population? A: Exposure to tobacco smoke – even occasional smoking or secondhand smoke – can have immediate adverse effects that can lead to serious illness or death.7 Cigarette sm
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Dec 8, 2014 21:33

Bureau of Prisons: Smoking/No Smoking Areas (PDF)

The revised regulations indicate that smoking is generally prohibited in and on the grounds of Bureau institutions and offices, with the following two exceptions: Smoking is permitted as part of an authorized inmate religious activity; and, for Bureau
Amazon Web Services / Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
added Dec 8, 2014 18:24

Smoking Banned in Federal Prisons

Smoking in federal prisons will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new regulations from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The moratorium applies to any tobacco products not authorized for religious purposes and extends to prison staff and visitor
Guardian Liberty Voice
added Dec 8, 2014 18:13

DOJ Banning Smoking in Federal Prisons / Only exemptions for ‘religious reasons’ and staff

All federal prison inmates will be prohibited from smoking, unless they receive a religious exemption. Staff will also still be able to smoke in designated areas. The government said they are moving forward with the regulation, which goes into effect in
Washington Free Beacon
added Dec 5, 2014 17:24
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