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[UK] The smoking ban could spark a long, hot summer in English prisons

we're expecting the high court ruling on the government's appeal in the case of a prisoner who complained that he had to breathe in other people's smoke. But regardless of how the appeal goes, the Ministry of justice has confirmed it plans to slowly phase (uk)
added Feb 16, 2016 13:14

[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

[UK-Wales] Inmates at smoke free Wrexham super prison to be given gum and nicotine patches

Smoking will be banned in Welsh prisons from 2017 Wrexham super prison inmates could be given gum and nicotine patches to stop smoking – at a cost of over £12,000 a week to the North Wales heath service.
Daily Post North Wales (uk)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:06

[UK] Neo-Nazi fanatic who planned anti-Jewish rally and posted death camp image online sends fans letters covered in drawings of 9/11 and Hitler from his jail cell

A neo-Nazi fanatic who was sent to prison after he posted a death camp image online is now being investigated after it emerged he has been sending out fan letters...Bonehill-Paine mocks the British taxpayer for having paid £120,000 for his prison stay, wh
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 22, 2016 03:14

[UK] Prison officers ill through inhaling inmates' 'legal highs', says union

Prison officers are falling ill after inhaling "legal highs" used by inmates.... The POA is calling for a "clear timetable that will ban smoking totally in every prison establishment". A Prisons Service spokeswoman said: "We have long been committed to
Press Association (uk)
added Jan 20, 2016 01:39

Report: Florida Prisons Either Need To Fully Ban Tobacco Or Allow Everyone To Have It

Currently, Florida’s correctional employees can have tobacco products, while most inmates can’t. A report by CGL, an independent consulting firm, advises the prison agency either do away with the policy or allow everyone to have it. Brad Sassatelli with
WFSU (Tallahassee FL)
added Jan 12, 2016 03:01


The 960 bricks of cigarettes that were smuggled into Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison by jailed Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura were used by inmates to pay bribes to their sodomy victims.
Zimbabwe Daily
added Jan 12, 2016 02:57

[Kentucky] E-cigarette sparks jail fire ($$)

A fire started by a shorted-out electronic cigarette caused an evacuation of cells but only minor damage Monday at the Daviess County Detention Center. Firefighters were called to the detention center shortly before noon to a report of a fire in Buildin
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Jan 5, 2016 18:56
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[Kentucky] Daviess Co. Jail bans inmate e-cigarettes after small fire

fire officials say they found burnt electronic cigarette cartridges in the bins. Jailer Osborne says inmates can purchase e-cigs from the jail, but sometimes they will take them apart and use it to smoke or light banned substances.
WAVE 3 TV (Louisville, KY)
added Jan 6, 2016 15:42

[UK] E-cigs could stub out smoking in prisons and end traditional currency of 'snouts'

The tradition of prison smoking is finally being stubbed out - thanks to e-cigarettes being sold in jails nationwide. Prisoners bought 40,000 fewer packs of cigarettes and tobacco last month than in December last year, new figures show, reports the Sund
The Mirror (uk)
added Jan 4, 2016 16:37
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