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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

[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

[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

[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

[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 (uk)
added Mar 8, 2015 15:24

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
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