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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

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

[Nebraska] Judge tosses Native inmates' complaint over prison rules

A federal judge has dismissed an action alleging Nebraska prison officials reneged on a 2005 agreement to accommodate religious and cultural needs of Native inmates. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom stemmed from a complaint filed in August
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Feb 16, 2013 22:29

[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

[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

[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

[New Zealand] Smoking breaches down as prisoners get message

Corrections staff say safety is also improved because prisoners no longer have access to lighter and matches.
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Aug 5, 2012 14:50

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

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

[Washington] Chewing Tobacco Results in Violation

Shoshone County (ID) News-Press
added May 9, 2012 14:52

[Australia] AWOFESO: Why fund smoking cessation programmes in prisons?

British Medical Journal
added Apr 8, 2005 00:00
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