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[UK] Welsh prison to go smoke-free following successful court case

The Secretary of State for Justice has accepted that smoking is unlawful at HMP Parc, the private prison operated by G4S near Bridgend in Wales, and will now take steps to implement a complete smoking ban at the prison before 31 January 2016.
Lexology (uk)
added Jul 26, 2015 05:41

[UK] Whitehall ‘knew about health risks’ to prison warders as anti-smokers push for total ban

Internal reports commissioned by the Ministry of Justice suggest that it has been aware of evidence of prison staff being at risk of exposure to unacceptably high levels of secondhand smoke for eight years. Three analyses, all marked “confidential” and
The Observer (uk)
added Jul 25, 2015 22:01

[UK] GILMOUR: A smoking ban in prisons won't really help cons - but it could destroy their economy

"Our prisons are overcrowded and under-resourced. We have seen a rise in prison suicides and in violence. The prisons are currently struggling to get prisoners out of their cells and into purposeful activities, let alone enforce a smoking ban." In other
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 24, 2015 10:43

ARNOTT: I don't predict a riot: jail smoking ban need not spell unrest

Inmates who want to quit need to be given access to smoking-cessation services. For those who remain wedded to their addiction, the prison service is already running a pilot to allow them to buy electronic cigarettes, which should be extended to all pris
New Scientist
added Jul 24, 2015 10:36

[UK] RIGGINS: Of course smoking should be banned in prisons – it's time for inmates to start living like the rest of us

Let’s approach this logically: we don’t hand over bulging bags of heroin or cocaine to imprisoned addicts. Health professionals work tirelessly to help inmates kick the habit. So, instead of enabling cigarettes to be traded around like cash in a hive of
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 23, 2015 21:31

[UK] Prison smoking ban could cause 'stability issues'

Banning smoking in prisons in England and Wales could make them more unstable, the Prison Governors Association (PGA) has warned. Ministers are drawing up plans to convert the first jails to be smoke-free next year.
BBC Online
added Jul 22, 2015 11:42

[UK] Jail unrest feared over smoking ban plans

Court ruling that Parc prison must go smoke-free triggers concern about reaction from inmates, 80% of whom smoke
The Observer (uk)
added Jul 19, 2015 22:22

Smoking ban plan sparks fears of prison unrest across the UK after judge forces one jail to go smoke-free because inmate objected to sharing cell with addict

Government looking to ban smoking in eight jails in England and Wales Follows court case where inmate complained that cellmate was smoking In March judge said prisons were not above the law on lighting up inside
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 19, 2015 22:21

[Australia] NSW prisons prepare for smoking ban with Victorian riot fresh in the memory

NSW Justice Health says it expects a ‘smooth transition’ to non-smoking jails after preparing for the move for the past two years
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 15, 2015 10:23

[Australia] Write and song, think about the future or do a puzzle: The tips given to inmates to beat their cravings when smoking bans are enforced in prisons from next month

Smoke-free NSW prison facilities will be implemented from August 2015 / A similar policy was introduced in Victoria earlier in July which is believed to have caused 300 prisoners to riot
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 14, 2015 14:58
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