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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

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

[Canada] Prisons to be smoke-free by spring 2014

On Friday Stéphane Bergeron announced a program to gradually roll through the provincial system which will eliminate even outdoor smoking at the province’s prisons.
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Apr 20, 2013 11:45

[Canada] Quebec government to ban smoking in jails by 2014

The Quebec government has announced its intention to prohibit smoking outright in provincial prisons within a year -- the last Canadian jurisdiction to do so. The province's public security minister said it's time to try again after the previous Liberal
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Apr 19, 2013 19:06

[UK-Scotland] Chain-smoking crime clan head Mags Haney is to sue jail bosses claiming they are responsible for her lung cancer

THE convicted heroin dealer blames asbestos in Cornton Vale prison for her contracting the potentially deadly disease and has taken legal advice about her claim.
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Mar 15, 2013 06:39
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