Headlines Tagged with PrisonsSuit — 59 headlines found
At the prison in Cameron, the asthmatic Washington kept being paired with heavy smokers, despite doctor’s orders that his quarters be smoke-free. Now, after a decade-long legal battle, Washington is declaring victory with a settlement that not only pro
Sep 22, 2017 Kansas City (MO) Star
added Sep 23, 2017 00:21
After ruling last year that the South Dakota prison system violated the rights of incarcerated Native American tribe members when it imposed a blanket ban on all inmate tobacco use, a federal judge has issued guidelines regarding appropriate use.
Feb 21, 2013 Thomson Reuters
added Feb 21, 2013 16:54
May 9, 2012 Shoshone County (ID) News-Press
added May 9, 2012 14:52
Since January 2012, there have been 85 arrests in connection with the black market. A single cigarette at Rikers Island goes for $30 on average, jail sources say.
May 6, 2013 New York Daily News
added May 6, 2013 13:42
In 1972, Native American inmates filed a federal lawsuit that resulted in a 1974 agreement under which prison officials agreed to allow the inmates access to medicine men and ceremonial tobacco and to hold religious ceremonies, among other things.
Sep 22, 2012 Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Sep 23, 2012 18:52
A correctional officer with sinusitis and sensitivity to second-hand smoke was entitled to have her work refusal investigated by prison management, an arbitrator has decided. Although the prison was a non-smoking facility, prisoners would smuggle in con
Jan 25, 2017 Mondaq
added Jan 25, 2017 18:21
Jun 25, 2013 Tobacco Control Supersite (au)
added Jun 28, 2013 15:33
arguably the most sweeping change — a complete tobacco ban — will soon happen courtesy of a former death-row inmate named Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington, who claimed the state was allowing him to die from secondhand smoke.
Jan 21, 2018 St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 21, 2018 20:48
A prisoner suffering from poor health has lost his attempt to enforce the smoking ban in English and Welsh jails after the supreme court ruled that crown premises are effectively exempt from the enforcement of health regulations. The unanimous judgment
Dec 19, 2017 The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 19, 2017 15:01
Missouri prisons will soon go smoke-free. It’s all because of an inmate who spent time on death row and two Kansas City attorneys who won the landmark decision with virtually no trial experience. Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington was convicted of strangli
Oct 11, 2017 WDAF-TV Fox 4 (Kansas City, MO)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:11