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[UK] Rioting prisoners took over wing of troubled jail 'beacuse they had been banned from smoking'

Rioting prisoners took over a wing of a troubled prison because they had been banned from smoking, it has been claimed. Prisoners chanting 'we want burn' took over HMP Birmingham last night prison demanding tobacco after refusing to return to their c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 4, 2017 14:37
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[UK-Wales] Prisoners in Wales win battle to be allowed to smoke in their cells after ban is rejected

But Assembly ministers in the Welsh government have rejected the ban, voting to exempt Welsh prisons after a report described smoking as "an integral part of prison life". The report said: "Smoking is reported to be a coping strategy to manage stressful
South Wales Evening Post (uk)
added Feb 4, 2016 12:57
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[UK] Jail unrest feared over smoking ban plans

Court ruling that Parc prison must go smoke-free triggers concern about reaction from inmates, 80% of whom smoke
The Observer (uk)
added Jul 19, 2015 22:22
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[UK] Prisoners get e-cigarettes in move to ban smoking in jails: Products now sold in three prisons as part of pilot scheme

Prison service said it was committed to banning cigarettes in jails / Prisons across Britain currently allow inmates to smoke in their cells / They are not allowed to smoke in communal areas or exercise yards / Of the total prison population, a staggering
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 26, 2014 22:54
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[Tennessee] Rutherford, Sumner, other jails allow e-cigarettes

Jails in Tennessee — including Sumner and Rutherford counties — are allowing inmates to smoke electronic cigarettes behind bars to help pacify what can be a rowdy population, but also as a revenue source. These disposable e-cigarettes, which usually cost
The Tennessean
added May 5, 2014 21:55
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[Nebraska] Supervisors split over e-cigarettes

The Gage County Sheriff’s Office later purchased 100 e-cigarettes for inmates and more than half have already been scooped up by the inmates, who can buy four and use one at any time. Jail administrator Lt. Tony Shepardson said the e-cigarettes were “se
Beatrice (NE) Daily Sun
added Dec 25, 2013 19:28
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KOTOVA: Smoking bans are sparking a rise in violence and disorder in UK prisons

Without such a comprehensive program of reform, a smoking ban will achieve little and may in fact prove to be dangerous. A black market in cigarettes and other nicotine products could contribute to further violence as prisoners get into greater debt. Pri
The Conversation (au)
added Sep 20, 2017 23:54
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[Tennessee] Sheriff's family, deputy tied to company selling e-cigs to jail

Channel 4 has learned that the Rutherford County sheriff's family members own a company that sells e-cigarettes to the county jail.... Inmates in the Rutherford County Jail are allowed to mail order e-cigarettes from a company called JailCigs. JailCigs i
WSMV-TV NBC-4 (Nashville, TN)
added Apr 8, 2015 12:51
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ARCHIVE: Fact Sheet: Tobacco in Adult Correctional Facilities: A Policy Overview

Q: Why is tobacco use a health care concern in the U.S. correctional population? A: Exposure to tobacco smoke – even occasional smoking or secondhand smoke – can have immediate adverse effects that can lead to serious illness or death.7 Cigarette sm
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Dec 8, 2014 21:33
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Bureau of Prisons: Smoking/No Smoking Areas (PDF)

The revised regulations indicate that smoking is generally prohibited in and on the grounds of Bureau institutions and offices, with the following two exceptions: Smoking is permitted as part of an authorized inmate religious activity; and, for Bureau
Amazon Web Services / Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
added Dec 8, 2014 18:24
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