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[Australia] NSW prisons prepare for smoking ban with Victorian riot fresh in the memory

NSW Justice Health says it expects a ‘smooth transition’ to non-smoking jails after preparing for the move for the past two years
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 15, 2015 10:23
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[Australia] Prisoners 'bashed' during smoking ban riot

ACCUSED drug cartel go-between Peter Nash has now joined other prisoners who claim they were bashed by riot police during a May 5 protest at Wacol's Arthur Gorrie prison after protest against smoking bans.
CQ News (Central Queensland News Publishing Company) (au)
added Jun 9, 2014 18:50
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[Australia] Queensland prisoners smoke tea leaves soaked in nicotine after smoking ban

Prison officers claim the smoke-free ban has led to a lucrative black-market in contraband tobacco. The ban was rolled out statewide on May 5.
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added May 15, 2014 10:38
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[Australia] Inmates protest as smoking ban in Queensland prisons begins

THE first day of a smoking ban in Queensland prisons has been greeted with unrest from prisoners, with protests at two of the state’s facilities. Two inmates at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre in Wacol, in Brisbane’s southwest, climbed on to the roof l
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added May 5, 2014 21:24
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[UK] cWomen prisoners 'coerced to have sex with staff in exchange for cigarettes and alcohol"

Women detained in prisons in England and Wales have been coerced into having sex with staff in exchange for cigarettes and alcohol, a report has found. According to the Commission on Sex in Prison, jail staff are inadequately trained to deal with female
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 25, 2014 15:30
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[UK] CHAMBERLIN: I went nuts after I stopped smoking. Wait until you deprive prisoners of their cigarettes

So, I wonder, how well will this enforced ban go down with hundreds of men or women in conditions of enforced confinement? Given that a significant number of the inmates’ tenure there will have been precipitated by some sort of violence already, my guess
Electronic Telegraph blogs (uk)
added Oct 24, 2013 02:52
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Cigarette Smoking as an Expression of Independence and Freedom Among Inmates in a Tobacco-Free Prison in the United States

Associations of smoking as an expression of freedom and independence may negatively influence plans for renewed smoking after a forced abstinence. Additional research is needed to determine the degree to which these 2 constructs predict smoking behavior a
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 23, 2013 04:37
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[UK] £11million for nicotine patches to help prisoners cope with smoking ban, but guards warn jails could be hit by mutiny if convicts are forced to quit overnight

Officials plan to stop inmates lighting up to protect the Government from being sued by prison staff worried about passive smoking. ... muggers and rapists are set to be given a course of nicotine patches to help them give up, leaving taxpayers with a bi
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 22, 2013 12:33
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Smokers and non-smokers to be separated in Russian prisons

The Federal Penitentiary Service plans to separate smokers and non-smokers in prisons and other detention facilities, Valery Trofimov, who heads the service's department for social, psychological and educational work with inmates, told reporters on Tuesda
Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) (ru)
added Jun 18, 2013 12:36
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[New Zealand] Smoking ban and corruption linked in prisons

The Criminal Bar Association says there is evidence a smoking ban in prisons is leading to corruption. The ban came into effect in July 2011 and new regulations were put in place last month, making tobacco in prisons contraband.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Dec 26, 2012 01:27
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