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[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
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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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[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-Scotland] OPINION OF LORD CARLOWAY, the LORD JUSTICE CLERK in the reclaiming motion CHARLES McCANN Petitioner and Respondent; against THE STATE HOSPITALS BOARD FOR SCOTLAND Respondents and Reclaimers

Conclusion [105] The court should accordingly: allow the reclaiming motion; recall the interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary dated 27 August 2013; of new repel the respondents’ first plea-in-law; repel the petitioner’s first to tenth pleas-in-law; sustain
Scottish Courts (uk)
added Aug 13, 2014 10:21
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[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
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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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[Australia] VIDEO: CHAPMAN: Prison Smoking

Tobacco Control Supersite (au)
added Jun 28, 2013 15:33
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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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[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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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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