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[South Dakota] Judge: SD prison tobacco ban curbs religion rights

Chief Judge Karen Schreier ruled that even if state officials had asserted a compelling governmental interest, they did not prove that the complete ban was the least restrictive means available to further that governmental interest.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 20, 2012 01:19

[California] Ex-con gets 148 years in smoking confrontation

AP - Associated Press
added May 13, 2012 20:33

Missouri murderer faces threats after winning state prison smoking ban

Michael Foster, Washington’s lawyer, said threats from inmates who are losing the opportunity to smoke had already forced Washington to move to another prison. Foster said on Monday they would seek to move Washington out of state. Michael Foster, Washing
added Sep 26, 2017 15:26

[UK-Wales] Prison smoking ban overturned by court of appeal

A compulsory, immediate ban on smoking in prisons has been overturned by the court of appeal, allowing the Ministry of Justice to introduce its own voluntary, phased controls. Bans affecting three jails in Wales came into effect in January. The MoJ said
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 8, 2016 18:12

[UK-Scotland] Gangland hit man William Gage in jail smoking challenge

A man who is serving a life term for a gangland murder has taken the Scottish government to court over fears he may develop cancer from passive smoking. William Gage, 43, was convicted of shooting 30-year-old Justin McAlroy six times outside his home in
BBC Online
added Oct 24, 2015 03:37

[UK] Smoking ban must be enforced in prisons, judge rules

The ban on smoking in public places must be enforced in state prisons as well despite warnings that it could provoke widespread unrest in jails across England and Wales, a high court judge has ruled. Mr Justice Singh said the justice secretary “wrongly
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 10:49

[Tennessee] Former Sumner inmates sue over strip search

The county denies the allegations of three former female inmates in the Sumner County Jail who say they were forced to expose their genitals to a male correctional officer in 2013. Elizabeth Rhyne of Robertson County, Regina Carpenter of Smith County an
The Tennessean
added Jan 27, 2015 00:15

[UK] Legal challenge to tackle unauthorised smoking in prison granted permission to proceed to final hearing

A prisoner has been granted permission by the High Court to challenge the Prison Service’s refusal to allow prisoners access to a confidential telephone service that allows them to report cases of unauthorised smoking.
Leigh Day (uk)
added Jul 11, 2014 06:39

[Pennsylvania] Northampton County settles inmate's lawsuit for $200,000

A former Northampton County Prison inmate who alleged he was beaten by a "jailhouse tobacco gang" has settled with the county for $200,000 in a federal lawsuit that revealed evidence of pervasive corruption at the jail, his attorneys announced Thursday.
Allentown (PA) Morning Call
added Sep 21, 2012 09:19

[Missouri] KC attorneys help inmate win case that bans smoking in state prisons

When two Kansas City attorneys took on a pro bono case for a convicted double murderer suffering health problems from secondhand smoke, they thought they’d lose for sure. But they didn’t. Michael Foster and Phillip Zeeck, attorneys at Polsinelli PC in K
The Business Journals
added Sep 30, 2017 21:33
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