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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

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

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

[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

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

[Wisconsin] Former Wood County jailer faces felony charge for chewing tobacco incident

Larson gave chewing tobacco to two inmates in the Wood County Jail. Tobacco products are banned in the jail. Wood County Sheriff Thomas Reichert said when it was brought to the administration’s attention Larson had violated what officials consider an imp
Wisconsin Rapids (WI) Daily Tribune
added Apr 9, 2014 07:18

[UK] Rapist who shared prison cell with smoker for just ONE week launches legal battle because he says it breached HIS human rights (costing the taxpayer thousands of pounds)

* Claims he had to breathe in second-hand smoke in HMP Birmingham cell * 52-year-old claimed it damaged his health and violated his human rights * Judge says: 'This appeal doesn't get off the ground - we aren't impressed'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 13, 2014 16:39

[Australia] Queensland Corrective Services to ban smoking by prisoners and guards in jail

The Sunday Mail can reveal the state's 6000 prisoners will be banned from smoking in all parts of correctional facilities from May 5 next year. The tobacco ban policy was inadvertently released by the State Government with changes to its prisoner inform
The Australian (au)
added Nov 2, 2013 10:58

[Kentucky] Court turns away challenge to tobacco free prison

Kentucky's prisons can remain tobacco-free because the head of the state Department of Corrections has the authority to ban cigarettes and smokeless tobacco from the facilities, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Friday. A three-judge panel concluded th
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Jul 12, 2013 21:57

[New Zealand] No smoking for inmates despite decision

Prison bosses will ignore a High Court ruling that prisoners should be allowed to smoke, saying all jails will remain smoke-free. On Wednesday, the High Court agreed for a second time with serial litigant and inmate Arthur Taylor that a ban on smoking i
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jul 3, 2013 12:57
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