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[UK] Will the smoking ban in prisons lead to riots?

Cigarettes will be banned in some UK prisons from January. But a smoke is a small freedom that can help prisoners cope inside – and many will resort to desperate measure to get it, says one former inmate
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 1, 2015 08:12

[South Dakota] Officials, Inmates Group Adjust Ceremonial Tobacco Policy

Attorneys for the South Dakota Department of Corrections and an organization of Native American inmates have agreed to some policy changes making it easier to get tobacco into the state penitentiary for inmates practicing Lakota religious ceremonies.
KELO 1320 AM / 107.9 FM (Sioux Falls, SD)
added Sep 30, 2015 16:26

[UK, UK-Wales] Prison chiefs fear unrest over introduction of smoking ban ($$)

There are plans for some jails to start by declaring at least one voluntary smoke-free zone, possibly a complete wing, Andrew Selous, the prisons minister, has announced. The move comes after a pilot study in six
Times Of London (uk)
added Sep 30, 2015 09:22

[UK, UK-Wales] Prison smoking ban to be phased in from 2016 to reduce health risks for inmates and guards

Smoking in open prisons in England will be banned from October (2015), with four Welsh prisons (Usk/Prescoed, Swansea, Cardiff and Parc) following suit in January 2016 and four English prisons - Dartmoor, Channings Wood, Erlestoke and Exeter - enforcing a
IBTimes (uk)
added Sep 30, 2015 09:18

[UK] Smoking in prisons / Letter from Prisons Minister Andrew Selous to Robert Neill MP, Chairman of the Justice Select Committee regarding smoking in prisons.

I am writing to inform you of my department’s intention to implement a full smoke free policy in all prisons in Wales from January 2016 and at 4 early adopter sites in England (HMPs Exeter, Channings Wood, Dartmoor and Erlestoke) from March. This announc
added Feb 16, 2016 12:31
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[UK, UK-Wales] Prison smoking ban to begin in 2016

Smoking will be banned in all prisons in Wales and four in south-west England from next year, the government says. This will begin a phased roll-out that will eventually see all jails in England and Wales go smoke-free. And from next month, smoking will
BBC Online
added Sep 30, 2015 09:20
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[UK, UK-Wales] Smoking to be banned in eight prisons

In a letter to Robert Neill MP, chairman of the Justice Select Committee, prisons minister Andrew Selous said the ban would not be rolled out overnight...Mr Selous said that recent academic studies commissioned by the National Offender Management Service
BT (British Telecommunications) (uk)
added Sep 30, 2015 09:19
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[UK, UK-Wales] Smoking to be banned in all Welsh prisons and four in England to reduce health risks

Smoking will be banned in all Welsh prisons and four in England from next year to reduce health risks, the Government has said. The move is the first step towards all jails in both countries becoming smoke-free. From next month, open prison inmates wil
Western Daily Press (uk)
added Sep 30, 2015 09:15

[UK] Prison smoking ban begins in 2016 despite fears of unrest

A complete ban on smoking in prisons in England and Wales is to be phased in from January, despite warnings from prison governors that it risked making jails more unstable. The decision follows a seven-year battle by prison unions to include jails withi
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 29, 2015 21:09

[UK] Plymouth sex offender refuses to leave jail without tobacco

A COWARD who sexually assaulted two young men refused to attend his trial – because prison officers would not give him tobacco for the journey to court. Stephen Hargreaves, aged 53, claimed that staff at the jail were breaching his human rights. Drag p
Plymouth Herald / This is Plymouth (uk)
added Sep 28, 2015 18:09
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