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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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[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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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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[Alabama] E-cigs giving assist in jails - TimesDaily: Crime

“We’ve been allowing the inmates to purchase the (electronic cigarettes) for 2-3 months, and it is working well,” Mitchell said. “We can already tell a difference in the inmates’ attitudes.” Franklin and Lauderdale counties also have started selling the
Florence (AL) Times Daily
added May 12, 2014 19:30
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[Iowa] E-Cigarette's cause controversy at Gage County Jail

Opinions vary on whether Gage County Jail inmates should be able to buy and use electronic cigarettes from the jail’s commissary. Sheriff Millard Gustafson says the program has been underway for about a month and it provides a way for the detention facil
KMA Broadcasting (Shenandoah, IA)
added Dec 28, 2013 01:11
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[Alabama] VIDEO: Only On 3: E-cigarettes now sold in Russell Co. Jail

For $18 apiece, inmates are now able to purchase an electronic cigarette. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor says the decision to sell the e-cigs came last week, with the first ordered delivered Tuesday. Taylor says there are several reasons they dec
WRBL Channel 3 (Columbus, GA)
added Aug 11, 2013 15:08
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LETTER: Smoking in Jail

We have also shown that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in former inmates. While e-cigarettes are being promoted as safer alternatives to cigarettes, their long-term effects are unknown.
New York Times
added Feb 5, 2014 09:59
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] 18 inmates graduate in tobacco farming

ABOUT 18 prisoners graduated at Banket Semi Open Prison after completing a one-year tobacco farming course conducted by Tobacco Research Institute last Friday. Officer Commanding Mashonaland Region Senior Assistant
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Jul 1, 2013 14:34
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