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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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Prison staff and prisoner views on a prison smoking ban: evidence from the Tobacco in Prisons Study

Given that prison smoking bans may be contentious, we recommend creating regular and open opportunities for dialogue between stakeholders when preparing for and maintaining smoke-free environments.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 19, 2018 03:49
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[UK] Prison aims to be 'smoke free' - but 87% of new inmates are smokers

La Moye announced plans to become completely "smoke-free" by the end of the year, following a statement on how e-cigarettes should be used by local health professionals.
Bailiwick Express (uk)
added Mar 22, 2018 15:25
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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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[UK] Passive smoking in prison not a breach of human rights - Court of Appeal

This case raises the question of whether it is a breach of a non-smoking prisoner’s Convention right to respect for his private life and to equality of access to such rights (ECHR Articles 8 and 14) to compel him to share a cell with a smoker. The appel
UK Human Rights Blog (uk)
added Apr 14, 2014 12:21
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[Illinois] E-Cigarettes Allowed in White County Jail

He hopes electronic cigarettes will stop inmates from sneaking in contraband and also bring in some money for the sheriff's department. The prisoners will be charged $13.50 for each e-cigarette. All the revenue will go toward improvements at the jail.
WSIL-TV Channel 3 (Carterville, IL)
added Sep 4, 2013 11:07
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