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One of Australia's hardest prisons becomes party central: Smoking festival will take over Parramatta Gaol soon - with DJs and food trucks right next to the razor wire

ShishaFEST 2018 have announced that this year's event will be held at the notorious Paramatta Gaol, in Sydney. Revellers will be able to play at being inmates, surrounded by abandoned cells, razor wire fencing and high sandstone walls. S
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 27, 2018 02:50
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[UK-Scotland] Prisoners to be offered free vaping kits ahead of tobacco ban

Vaping kits will be issued from the start of November, before the ban comes into force at the end of the month. For two months they will be free. They will then be sold at a discounted rate until April, after which prisoners will have to pay the normal pr
BBC Online
added Aug 29, 2018 21:20
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Two-time killer, not state leaders, changes smoking policy in Missouri prisons

arguably the most sweeping change — a complete tobacco ban — will soon happen courtesy of a former death-row inmate named Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington, who claimed the state was allowing him to die from secondhand smoke.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 21, 2018 20:48
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Estonia to impose total smoking ban throughout all prisons

Smoking will be banned in all prisons across Estonia from October 1, 2017, according to a decree signed by the Estonian justice minister. "The smoking ban in prisons applies to both prisoners, detainees and the staff in order to protect health and promot
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Oct 10, 2016 14:10
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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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