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[UK] Smoking ban in prisons could cause jail riots

A WAVE of prison riots could be sparked after a paedophile won a court ruling to ban smoking in jails.
The [London, UK] Express
added Mar 6, 2015 12:46
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[UK] Prisoner wins landmark ruling to ban smoking in jail

A High Court judge made the ruling despite fears that rigorously imposing the ban could lead to unrest in the jails of England and Wales. The judge rejected Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's argument that the 2006 Health Act, which makes smoking a crimi
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:44
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[UK] Ban on smoking in public places could be extended to communal areas of prisons after ruling by the High Court

Mr Justice Singh says smoking ban should apply to all Crown premises / Comes after case was brought by Paul Black, an inmate at HMP Wymott / He claims he suffers health problems caused by second-hand smoke / Government say criminalising smoking could l
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:43
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[UK] Smoking ban must be enforced in prisons, judge rules

The ban on smoking in public places must be enforced in state prisons as well despite warnings that it could provoke widespread unrest in jails across England and Wales, a high court judge has ruled. Mr Justice Singh said the justice secretary “wrongly
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 5, 2015 10:49
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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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