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[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
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[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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[UK] Prison staff and inmates face possible prosecution under smoking ban laws

If this ban does end up being introduced, it should in theory stop that in one swoop. But implementing it would require greater provision of stop-smoking aids, such as nicotine patches, and careful policing to stop cigarettes being smuggled in. But it's
BBC Online
added Mar 6, 2015 12:47
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Beards in Prison Hold Next Religion Test for Supreme Court

In their Supreme Court brief, Arkansas officials listed other kinds of contraband that might be hidden in beards: needles, pieces of wire, broken glass, gum, caulk, tobacco, marijuana and powdered drugs. The officials told the justices that they should no
New York Times
added Sep 2, 2014 12:24
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[New Zealand] Inmates could get compensation over smoking ban

Taylor has been back at the Auckland High Court this week arguing his case, but he can't actually get the ban on smoking lifted as the new regulations have tightened up the law. But because the new rules were only validated in parliament in February thi
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Mar 8, 2013 13:19
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[UK] Prisoner loses Supreme Court bid to enforce a smoking ban in jails despite complaints that exposure to 'second-hand' smoke made his health worse

That means that thousands of Government buildings could now not be covered / Supreme Court President Lady Hale announced that appeal was being dismissed 'with considerable reluctance'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:18
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[UK] ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT / SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE Appellant - and - PAUL BLACK Respondent

The issue that arises in this appeal is whether Part I of the Health Act 2006 ("the Act"), which contains prohibitions on smoking in certain places and introduces various mechanisms by which such prohibitions are to be enforced, applies to Crown premises
British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) (uk)
added Nov 4, 2017 16:24
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[UK] Prisoner takes fight against illicit smoking in jails to Supreme Court

A prisoner concerned about his exposure to "second-hand" smoke is fighting at the UK's highest court to make illicit lighting up in jails a criminal offence. Paul Black, who suffers from a range of serious health problems, has taken his case to the Supre
Press Association (uk)
added Oct 31, 2017 16:36
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[Missouri] New state ban affects Bowling Green facility; county jails instituted ban first

Washington won a court judgment ordering state prisons, housing a total of about 32,000 inmates, to be smoke-free by April 1. The sale, possession and use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, will not be allowed after that
Quincy (IL) Herald-Whig
added Oct 22, 2017 21:25
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[UK] Prison bosses braced for lawsuits from ex-lags after report warns of passive smoking dangers

A new secret report into the dangers of passive smoking in prisons is set to spark compensation claims by LAGS - running into millions of pounds. Murders, rapists and paedophiles who were non-smokers in jail will be “lining up” for huge paydays - with c
The Mirror (uk)
added Mar 7, 2016 17:34
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