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[UK] Prisoner takes fight against illicit smoking in jails to Supreme Court

Black, who suffers from a range of serious health problems, has taken his case to the Supreme Court in a bid to win what he says is the same level of protection from the risks posed by passive smoking as "non-smokers living in the wider community". Tuesda
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:33
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[UK] VIDEO: R (on the application of Black) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent)

Supreme Court (UK)
added Nov 4, 2017 15:31
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Supreme court to consider appeal to enforce smoking ban in UK jails

The appeal has been brought by Paul Black, a prisoner at HMP Wymott, on the basis of fresh evidence from a Ministry of Justice medical report on air quality behind bars which warns that “secondhand smoke harms everyone”. Black, who has heart problems, l
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 21, 2017 13:58
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[UK] Prisoner takes smoking ban battle to Supreme Court

A prisoner with health problems is considering taking his battle to make smoking in prison a crime to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, following a Court of Appeal defeat. Paul Black, an inmate at HMP Wymott in Lancashire, says prison re
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Mar 9, 2016 14:52
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[UK] Smoking ban in public places does not apply to state prisons, Court of Appeal rules

The legal ban on smoking in public places does not apply to state prisons and other Crown premises in England and Wales, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Three judges allowed a Government appeal against a High Court ruling that the ban covered all public
Press Association (uk)
added Mar 9, 2016 14:51
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[UK] Prison smoking ban 'can be phased in' after Court of Appeal ruling

The ban on smoking in public places does not apply to state prisons, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Judges allowed a government appeal against a High Court ruling that the 2007 ban covered all public places and workplaces in England and Wales. The govern
BBC Online
added Mar 9, 2016 14:49
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[Australia] Alexander Maconochie Centre prisoners wait for decision on smoking ban

The ACT government is continuing work on stopping smoking by prisoners in the Alexander Maconochie Centre but no ban is imminent. Moves by the New South Wales government to force prisoners to quit bring that state into line with Queensland and the North
Brisbane (QLD) Times (au)
added Aug 21, 2014 01:19
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[UK, UK-Wales] Smoking ban doesn’t apply to prisons... or job centres

In a unanimous judgment, the court said that the ban on smoking in pubs and other public spaces, which was introduced in 2006, exempts crown premises, including many government buildings. The ruling means that it is not a criminal offence for prisoners
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 20, 2017 18:08
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[UK] Inmate loses jail smoking ban fight at Supreme Court

He had been challenging the decision of the appeal judges that a legal ban on smoking in public places did not apply to public sector prisons. The case centred on the 2006 Health Act which places restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces, m
BBC Online
added Dec 20, 2017 15:02
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[UK] Inmate's appeal to ban smoking in jails reaches Supreme Court

Five justices headed by president Lady Hale are considering whether the Crown is bound by the 2006 Health Act, which includes the ban on smoking in public places introduced in 2007. Black's lawyers have said the sex offender, who has been serving an inde
BBC Online
added Nov 4, 2017 15:28
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