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[Australia] Victoria prison riot sparked by tobacco shortage, compounded by overcrowding: report

Prison overcrowding and inadequate fencing contributed to Victoria's largest prison riot, which was sparked when a canteen ran out of tobacco ahead of the state-wide smoking ban, a review has found.
The Age (au)
added Dec 21, 2015 14:51

[Australia] Ravenhall prison riot due to smoking ban rumours and lack of tobacco – report

Rumours about a smoking ban and anger that the canteen had run out of tobacco early caused the largest prison riot in Victorian history, a report has found. The investigation into riots at the Metropolitan remand centre at Ravenhall prompted the state
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 21, 2015 14:42

[UK] Killer loses appeal over cancer risk from passive smoking in jail ($$)

A gangland hitman serving life for murder has lost a legal challenge over his claim that he could develop cancer from passive smoking in prison in a ruling that classes cells as private residences. William Gage is serving 20 years for shooting Justin McA
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 17, 2015 14:43

[UK-Scotland] Gangland hit man William Gage loses jail smoking challenge

Gage, 43, whose parents died of cancer after smoking, said he was vulnerable to tobacco smoke at Shotts jail ...A judge has now ruled there is nothing illegal about his prison conditions...prison cells were deemed as private residences, making them exemp
BBC Online
added Dec 16, 2015 18:13
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[Illinois] Former jail guard pleads guilty to selling used chewing tobacco to convicted murderer

A former Cook County jail guard pleaded guilty Friday to accepting bribes to sell used chewing tobacco and smuggle marijuana and alcohol into the jail for a convicted murderer awaiting sentencing, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Q13FOX, KCPQ-TV (Seattle,WA)
added Dec 6, 2015 23:20

[Australia] Tobacco bans in prisons paying off

the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found they have led to a decline in smoking rates. Almost three quarters of prisoners who enter prison are smokers.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:02

[Australia] Holy smokes! Criminals eager to beat the smoking ban in prison are using the BIBLE to roll up cigarettes with smuggled tobacco

Victorian prisoners have been caught smoking smuggled tobacco using papers from the Bible, despite an implemented smoking ban Used for their likeness to the branded rolling paper, Tally-Ho, the thin papers reportedly burn well as inmates struggle to quit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 21, 2015 17:39

[Australia] Pilot program finds success among smoking prisoners

thereby laying the foundation for smoke-free prisons throughout WA. The Cancer Council WA's Fresh Start workplace quitting program was adapted to 15 inmates in the Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison (EGRP), whose population is predominately Aboriginal.
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 11, 2015 00:49

Tobacco use among prison staff in Germany: a cross-sectional study

European Journal of Public Health
added Oct 24, 2015 12:08

[UK] HMP Fight Club Cocky lags film punch-up in cell as clips go viral in latest scandal

TWO young lags square up for a bare knuckle boxing bout in a prison cell Fight Club to win tobacco.... Spectators were allowed in the large cell to watch if they paid an entry fee in rolling tobacco. . . . Shirtless winner Kel gets to keep the tobacco
The Sun (uk)
added Oct 22, 2015 11:33
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