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Double-murderer wins court order forcing Missouri prisons to ban smoking

Simmons, 53, now known Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington, has asthma. In court filings that go back a decade, he insisted on his right to breathe unencumbered. Last week, he won a court judgment ordering Missouri state prisons to be smoke-free by April 1.
Laredo (TX) Morning Times
added Sep 26, 2017 15:19
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Missouri prisons to go smoke free after double-murderer wins in court

At the prison in Cameron, the asthmatic Washington kept being paired with heavy smokers, despite doctor’s orders that his quarters be smoke-free. Now, after a decade-long legal battle, Washington is declaring victory with a settlement that not only pro
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Sep 23, 2017 00:21
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[Europe, France] Ryzhy Tarzan won ECHR €5 thousand compensation for conditions of detention in Russian prison

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Russia to pay Vyacheslav Datsik...Datsik complained about...as well as tobacco smoke, which he is forced to endure from smoking cellmates, although he himself does not smoke
Crime Russia (hk)
added Jun 9, 2017 12:48
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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] Wrexham’s New Prison HMP Berwyn Opens

HMP Berwyn will be a smoke free prison and will undergo the first national trial which will allow the men to vape, with devices being allowed on arrival and then refills then earnt.
Wrexham.com (uk)
added Mar 1, 2017 15:48
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Canada: Work Refusal Due To Second-Hand Smoke Was Not Properly Investigated: Arbitrator

A correctional officer with sinusitis and sensitivity to second-hand smoke was entitled to have her work refusal investigated by prison management, an arbitrator has decided. Although the prison was a non-smoking facility, prisoners would smuggle in con
Mondaq
added Jan 25, 2017 18:21
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[Tennessee] The trial must go on

Charges include conspiracy, obstruction of justice, extortion, bribery, wire fraud, mail fraud and honest services fraud. Prosecutors say they all made tens of thousands of dollars from the formation, marketing and operation of JailCigs, LLC and tried to
Murfreesboro (TN) Post
added Dec 21, 2016 22:49
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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] Prisoners CAN light up behind bars as workplace ban doesn't apply to jails

Prisoners can carry on lighting up behind bars – after judges ruled a ban on smoking in public places does not apply to jails. It came after Government lawyers warned that a “particularly vigorous” crackdown on the habit in state prisons could trigger t
The Mirror (uk)
added Mar 9, 2016 14:50
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