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[UK] Prison smoking ban blamed for rise in assaults and vandalism

The report by the Independent Monitoring Board said: “There is no proof of a direct link with the ban. “But the indirect consequences of the increase in ­offences such as damage to property, assaults, possession of unauthorised articles and disobeying l
The Mirror (uk)
added Mar 6, 2017 15:30

[UK-Wales] Prisoners are 'cooking nicotine tea' after they were banned from smoking at Cardiff Prison

Prisoners are increasingly cooking up their own “nicotine tea” and turning to legal highs such as Spice after a smoking ban was implemented at Cardiff Prison last year. A damning report reveals a “crisis” facing HMP Cardiff including staff shortages, the
WalesOnline (uk)
added Mar 3, 2017 20:37

[Ireland] Inmates in Irish prisons will soon have access to e-cigarettes

INMATES IN IRISH prisons who are trying to quit smoking will soon have access to electronic cigarettes. In a recent court case, the barrister for a defendant complained to the judge that the man had been advised for health reasons to stop smoking, but e-
The (ie)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:15

[Canada] Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health

Being behind bars puts people at greater risk for both developing certain types of cancer and dying from their disease, Canadian researchers found.... "Specific strategies that could prevent cancer in this population include smoking cessation
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 24, 2017 21:57

[Australia] Seizure of tobacco at Cessnock Jail illustrates how black market has emerged in prisons following cigarette ban

TOBACCO-addicted maximum security prisoners are paying more than $20 for a single rolled cigarette in a black market trade which has erupted following the state’s prisons going smoke-free. A black market operation was uncovered at Cessnock jail on Monday
Newcastle Herald (au)
added Feb 21, 2017 20:43

[Australia] Sleeping on the job, playing on their phones and VERY lengthy cigarette breaks: Criminals serving community service caught slacking off on camera

Footage has emerged of criminals who have escaped jail time playing on their phones, doing push ups and smoking when they are supposed to be doing community work. Many offenders in Australia, some who have committed serious crimes, walk out of court wit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 21, 2017 20:08

[Texas] Prison chaplain admits taking bribes to smuggle tobacco

BEAUMONT, TEXAS A federal prison chaplain has admitted taking bribes from inmates in return for smuggling cigarettes and tobacco into the Southeast Texas facility. Eric S. Patrick of Nederland, Texas was chaplain at the maximum-security U.S. Penitentia
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 20, 2017 22:07

[UK] Cigarette ban backfires behind bars as inmates smoking Spice DOUBLES

JAILBIRDS snuffing out ciggies in light of a prison ban are getting their fix smoking deadly Spice instead.
Daily Star (uk)
added Jan 16, 2017 15:17
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[Tennessee] U.S. attorneys oppose dismissal of charges against Arnold

opposing efforts to have seven criminal counts dismissed against Sheriff Robert Arnold and two co-defendants...a 14-count indictment stemming from an unauthorized plan to sell e-cigarettes to Rutherford County jail inmates through a company co-owned by Ru
Murfreesboro (TN) Post
added Jan 3, 2017 21:59

[Canada] Jailhouse smoking struggle continues

A local correctional officer who’s been fighting for over three years to include provincial jails in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act is taking his fight to the next level. Keith Berry, a 31-year veteran correctional officer at the St. Lawrence Valley Correc
Brockville (Ont) Recorder and Times (ca)
added Dec 28, 2016 14:00
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