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Ramen is displacing tobacco as most popular US prison currency, study finds

“[Ramen] is easy to get and it’s high in calories,” Gibson-Light said. “A lot of them, they spend their days working and exercising... Five tailor-made cigarettes – worth $2.00 – can be bought for one pack of ramen.
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 22, 2016 14:07

Report: Florida Prisons Either Need To Fully Ban Tobacco Or Allow Everyone To Have It

Currently, Florida’s correctional employees can have tobacco products, while most inmates can’t. A report by CGL, an independent consulting firm, advises the prison agency either do away with the policy or allow everyone to have it. Brad Sassatelli with
WFSU (Tallahassee FL)
added Jan 12, 2016 03:01


The 960 bricks of cigarettes that were smuggled into Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison by jailed Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura were used by inmates to pay bribes to their sodomy victims.
Zimbabwe Daily
added Jan 12, 2016 02:57

[Australia] Desperate prisoners inject toxic nicotine-patch brew as tobacco ban takes toll

A Victorian prisoner is in a serious condition while several others have fallen ill after injecting or smoking a toxic concoction of nicotine patches, tea leaves and, in some cases, battery acid. The problem comes as the state's prison system struggles w
The Age (au)
added Sep 17, 2015 17:31

[Massachusetts] Aaron Hernandez involved in ANOTHER prison fight just two months after he was moved to solitary confinement for being part of a 'gang-related' confrontation

Last month he was punished for smoking in one of the prison yards
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 21, 2015 12:51

[Australia] NSW Government warned: Prison smoking ban could spark riots

The Baird Government has been warned that cost-cutting in overcrowded prisons is risking riots, and a smoking ban to be enforced from August could be the final straw. Rating 21 of 44 prisons as over capacity, the Inspector of Custodial Services, John Pa
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 9, 2015 14:53

[UK] CAVENDISH: If they ban smoking in prison, the MoJ will have riots on its hands

Although the specific issue of restricting smoking in prisons may appear of minor significance compared to other recent defeats in court for the justice secretary, this judgment is important because it clearly brings the prison system within the ambit of (uk)
added Mar 8, 2015 15:24

[Wisconsin] Tobacco smug­gling prompts charge

A Chippewa Falls woman work­ing as a con­tracted jail em­ployee is ac­cused of smug­gling chew­ing to­bacco to an in­mate at the Eau Claire County Jail.
Eau Claire (WI) Leader-Telegram
added Jan 7, 2015 16:25

E-Cig Sales Help Fund Oklahoma County Jails

One way is to sell e-cigarettes to inmates. Washington and Muskogee Counties already do it and Rogers County just got approval. The specially made e-cigarettes are sold for $10 a piece to the inmates and are good for 500 puffs which is the equivalent to
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added Nov 13, 2014 21:19

[UK, UK-Wales, USA] England and Wales one step closer to prison smoking ban

Smoking-related deaths in US prisons have fallen by 11 percent in state prisons which have long-term smoking bans in place, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal. The study concluded that, following the effectiveness of the bans i
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Aug 8, 2014 12:36
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