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[California] New Kids On The Block Won Over Prison Inmates With Smuggled Cigarettes

The band visited the prison during the peak of their boy bandpopularity in the late ’80s/early ’90s. ... “We smuggled cigarettes in on one of them and threw them out into the crowd,” continued McIntyre. “That’s how we won that crowd over. Nowadays we wo
KLLC-FM Alice@97.3 (San Francisco, CA)
added Apr 12, 2013 04:47
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[UK] Prison trashed in nine-hour riot after cigarette ban - and warders warn of more problems to come

On Tuesday lags in the Langdale wing of HMP Haverigg, in Cumbria, staged a peaceful protest after they were told tobacco would not sold as part of the all-out ban. But anti-riot units were scrambled after violent confrontations broke out. A source said
The Mirror (uk)
added Aug 28, 2017 22:43
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[Africa] Zimbabwe Prison Inmates Receive Certificates in Tobacco Production

Fifteen inmates at Banket, Mashonaland West province’s semi-open prison, have graduated in tobacco production, a move which will ensure that they are successfully re-integrated into the Zimbabwean society. They joined 179 other inmates that have benefit
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jul 3, 2016 10:51
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[UK] Prison riot sparked by smoking ban as 130 lags moved jails

Two wings of the category-C jail were trashed when the caged jailbirds began to battle with each other. Staff struggled to control the chaos at Erlestoke Prison in Wiltshire after a rooftop protest... A pilot ban on smoking came into force on May 23 and
Daily Star (uk)
added Jun 17, 2016 02:45
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[Australia] $300 for a pack of cigarettes: Smoking ban in NSW prisons creates thriving black market

But less than three months in, the ban on smoking in NSW prisons has created a thriving black market and at least one brawl has broken out among inmates desperate for their ciggie fix. Since smoking was banned in August, the price of a pack of cigarette
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 16, 2015 08:05
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[UK] RIGGINS: Of course smoking should be banned in prisons – it's time for inmates to start living like the rest of us

Let’s approach this logically: we don’t hand over bulging bags of heroin or cocaine to imprisoned addicts. Health professionals work tirelessly to help inmates kick the habit. So, instead of enabling cigarettes to be traded around like cash in a hive of
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 23, 2015 21:31
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Smoking ban plan sparks fears of prison unrest across the UK after judge forces one jail to go smoke-free because inmate objected to sharing cell with addict

Government looking to ban smoking in eight jails in England and Wales Follows court case where inmate complained that cellmate was smoking In March judge said prisons were not above the law on lighting up inside
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 19, 2015 22:21
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Pussy Riot: Russian Prisoners Are 'Treated Like Cattle' And Casually Beat Up

The pair, who launched a prison reform project and a media website, Mediazona...said that....female inmates caught smoking are punished by being forced to dig a huge symbolic grave to drop their cigarette in
Business Insider
added Nov 14, 2014 22:36
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[USA] Prison tobacco control policies and deaths from smoking in United States prisons: population based retrospective analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

These findings suggest that smoking bans have health benefits for people in prison, despite the limits they impose on individual autonomy and the risks of relapse after release.
British Medical Journal
added Aug 6, 2014 07:51
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Court finds tobacco ban in South Dakota prisons violates rights of Native American inmates

The ruling, released Friday, means the Department of Corrections cannot ban tobacco altogether in state prisons. The department could appeal the decision. Under a plan, which was approved by Schreier and opposed by the Department of Corrections last fal
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 27, 2014 12:23
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