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Missouri prisons to go smoke free after double-murderer wins in court

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
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Sep 23, 2017 00:21
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In South Dakota prisons, Indian inmates get to smoke — for religious reasons | The Knowledge Effect

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.
Thomson Reuters
added Feb 21, 2013 16:54
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[Washington] Chewing Tobacco Results in Violation

Shoshone County (ID) News-Press
added May 9, 2012 14:52
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[New York] Cigarette bans at city jails fuel $200-a-pack black market, surge in arrests

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.
New York Daily News
added May 6, 2013 13:42
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[Nebraska] Judge denies order in Native inmates' lawsuit against prison officials

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.
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Sep 23, 2012 18:52
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Canada: Work Refusal Due To Second-Hand Smoke Was Not Properly Investigated: Arbitrator

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
Mondaq
added Jan 25, 2017 18:21
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[Australia] VIDEO: CHAPMAN: Prison Smoking

Tobacco Control Supersite (au)
added Jun 28, 2013 15:33
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[Missouri] KC attorneys help convicted murderer win record settlement for secondhand smoke exposure

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
WDAF-TV Fox 4 (Kansas City, MO)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:11
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[Tennessee] The trial must go on

Charges include conspiracy, obstruction of justice, extortion, bribery, wire fraud, mail fraud and honest services fraud. Prosecutors say they all made tens of thousands of dollars from the formation, marketing and operation of JailCigs, LLC and tried to
Murfreesboro (TN) Post
added Dec 21, 2016 22:49
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[Kentucky] JOHN MILLS APPELLANT v. LADONNA H. THOMPSON AND PHILIP W. PARKER APPELLEES (PDF)

the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections retains authority to limit or restrict inmate smoking privileges for health purposes under KRS 61.165 and discipline purposes under KRS 196.245. Accordingly, the Franklin Circuit Court’s October 25, 2011 o
Kentucky Court of Justice
added Jul 14, 2013 00:32
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