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[Massachusetts] Aaron Hernandez involved in ANOTHER prison fight just two months after he was moved to solitary confinement for being part of a 'gang-related' confrontation

Last month he was punished for smoking in one of the prison yards
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 21, 2015 12:51

[Australia] NSW Government warned: Prison smoking ban could spark riots

The Baird Government has been warned that cost-cutting in overcrowded prisons is risking riots, and a smoking ban to be enforced from August could be the final straw. Rating 21 of 44 prisons as over capacity, the Inspector of Custodial Services, John Pa
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 9, 2015 14:53

[UK] CAVENDISH: If they ban smoking in prison, the MoJ will have riots on its hands

Although the specific issue of restricting smoking in prisons may appear of minor significance compared to other recent defeats in court for the justice secretary, this judgment is important because it clearly brings the prison system within the ambit of (uk)
added Mar 8, 2015 15:24

[Wisconsin] Tobacco smug­gling prompts charge

A Chippewa Falls woman work­ing as a con­tracted jail em­ployee is ac­cused of smug­gling chew­ing to­bacco to an in­mate at the Eau Claire County Jail.
Eau Claire (WI) Leader-Telegram
added Jan 7, 2015 16:25

E-Cig Sales Help Fund Oklahoma County Jails

One way is to sell e-cigarettes to inmates. Washington and Muskogee Counties already do it and Rogers County just got approval. The specially made e-cigarettes are sold for $10 a piece to the inmates and are good for 500 puffs which is the equivalent to
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added Nov 13, 2014 21:19

[Canada] Cognac, cigars and Facebook inside Montreal jail

Montreal's infamous Bordeaux jail is reviewing security procedures after an inmate posted Facebook photos of himself with fine cognac in one hand, a cigar in the other and finely sculpted pecs in-between.
Airdrie (Alb) Echo (ca)
added Sep 4, 2014 11:21

[UK, UK-Wales, USA] England and Wales one step closer to prison smoking ban

Smoking-related deaths in US prisons have fallen by 11 percent in state prisons which have long-term smoking bans in place, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal. The study concluded that, following the effectiveness of the bans i
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Aug 8, 2014 12:36

[USA, South Carolina] Drone crashes during attempt to smuggle pot and cigarettes into U.S. maximum security prison

A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a U.S. maximum-security prison never made it inside the razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused of trying to sneak it in.
National Post (ca)
added Aug 1, 2014 19:56

[Australia] NSW prisoners to be banned from smoking

Smoking in all NSW prisons is set to be banned within 18 months after the state's prison boss expressed his concern about the health effects lighting up in jails is having on staff and inmates. But the prison officers union said NSW risks becoming the l
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Sep 29, 2013 21:13

[New York] Cigarette bans at city jails fuel $200-a-pack black market, surge in arrests

Since January 2012, there have been 85 arrests in connection with the black market. A single cigarette at Rikers Island goes for $30 on average, jail sources say.
New York Daily News
added May 18, 2013 07:54
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