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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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[New Zealand] NZ Report: Smoke-free prisons a success

New Zealand's ban on smoking in prisons has been a success, a report says, but some prisoners are so desperate they soak tea leaves in nicotine from their quitting patches and lighting them by fiddling with power sockets and light bulbs.
TV3 (nz)
added Oct 23, 2012 18:29
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[UK] Is this why prisoners are using spice? Tobacco costs twice as much as Spice, report reveals

Prisoners can buy the drug known as Spice at half the cost of illicit tobacco behind bars, an inspection report reveals. Inmates at one jail described how the availability of drugs, coupled with a recently imposed smoking ban, had helped fuel a sense of
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:28
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[Indiana] 7 undercover inmates spent 2 months in jail — here are the most outrageous things they witnessed

Inmates often invented bizarre homemade drugs to catch a buzz, such as a "crack stick," made from an electronic cigarette filter. To make a crack stick, inmates crushed the e-cigarette filter and then wrapped it in coffee-soaked toilet paper and smoked it
Business Insider
added May 28, 2016 16:47
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[Czech Republic] Právo: Convicted murderer beats Czech prisons in smoking dispute

A Prague court met the complaint by Albert Zirovnicky, a murderer in jail, on Friday when it decided that the Prison Service has to pay 200,000 crowns to him, a non-smoker, for infringing on his fundamental right to health by failing to observe the smokin
Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added Apr 11, 2016 14:00
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