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[Indiana] 'Crack stick' cooked up in cells, attacks over hash browns and rampant gay sex: Shock findings of seven undercover prisoners who lived in one of America's most violent jails for TWO MONTHS

the inmates had taken to making their own homemade highs, including one called 'crack stick'. They would make the drug by crushing an e-cigarette filter, wrapping it in coffee-soaked toilet paper and smoking it, Business Insider reported.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 28, 2016 16:49
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In Rural Jails, E-Cigarettes Are a Calming Vapor

a growing number of sheriffs say they are selling e-cigarettes to inmates to help control the mood swings of those in need of a smoke, as well as address budget shortfalls, which in some jails have meant that guards are earning little more than fast-food
New York Times
added Jan 24, 2014 15:28
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[Australia] Newman Government's plan to ban smoking in prisons will lead to increase in self harm, says Sisters Inside CEO Debbie Kilroy

Sisters Inside CEO Debbie Kilroy said money spent on helping more than 80 per cent of Queensland's 6000 prisoners to quit smoking would be better directed towards more rehabilitation programs to reduce the risk of them reoffending once they left jail.
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Nov 3, 2013 23:51
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Alabama jail tries e-cigarettes for inmates

Inmates at the Russell County Jail in Phenix City are now able to buy electronic cigarettes. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor tells WRBL-TV that the electronic cigarettes went on sale Tuesday for $18 each. He said he hopes they will result in calmer,
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 11, 2013 15:07
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[Canada] Inmate beaten to death for a few grams of tobacco, court told

A man who was killed at the Montreal Detention Centre nearly two years ago was beaten to death by three fellow inmates for just a few grams of tobacco, the prosecutor in the murder trial of the trio told a jury on Monday. “All this for a few unfortunat
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Apr 9, 2018 22:19
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[UK] Smoking ban ‘all legal challenges rejected’ / Clarification of Supreme Court ruling from HMPPS

The appeal was brought by an individual who supports the ban and was about a point of law, whether or not the 2006 Health Act – effectively the smoking ban – applies as a matter of law to Crown premises...The Supreme Court upheld the view that it does not
Inside Time (uk)
added Feb 27, 2018 21:35
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[North Carolina] Bill will allow e-cigarettes to be sold to inmates

There’s a new bill in town for Raleigh, N.C., and its purpose is to allow jails throughout the state to sell e-cigarettes to prisoners. The only step left is for Governor Pat McCrory to sign the bill into action.
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Aug 22, 2014 12:47
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[Oklahoma] Bill allows prison canteens to sell smokes to inmates

State Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, said the nearly six-year ban on cigarettes sales and smoking inside prisons has caused nothing but problems for inmates, wardens and correctional employees. He’s proposing a controversial measure that would allow inmate
Enid (OK) News & Eagle
added Feb 24, 2018 00:05
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UK news media representations of smoking, smoking policies and tobacco bans in prisons [FREE FULL TEXT]

Policy-makers’ communications when engaging in discussion around smoke-free prison policies should draw on the generally smooth transitions to smoke-free prisons to date, and on evidence on health benefits of smoke-free environments and smoking cessation.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 20, 2018 00:19
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Smoking Banned in Federal Prisons

Smoking in federal prisons will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to new regulations from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The moratorium applies to any tobacco products not authorized for religious purposes and extends to prison staff and visitor
Guardian Liberty Voice
added Dec 8, 2014 18:13
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