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[UK] Inside Voices – No smoke but fire

The smoking ban will be torture to some inmates, it will be looked on as a punishment and yet another way the prison system degrades and undermines the prisoner who has no rights, human or otherwise, in many people’s eyes including the Ministry of Justice
Inside Time (uk)
added Jul 1, 2017 15:00

US prison chaplain in Texas sentenced to year for smugglingf

Authorities say a Southeast Texas prison chaplain who smuggled tobacco and cigarettes to federal inmates must serve a year and a day behind bars. Eric S. Patrick of Nederland was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in Beaumont. The 43-year-old Patrick i
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 14, 2017 21:04

[UK] No Smoke Without Lots of Angry Prisoners

Many fear it will, again, highlight the gap between the formal aspirations of what our prisons should be and the reality that lies underneath. “The pressure for the Government is that, if they don’t do something, the chances are there’ll be further leg
Volteface (uk)
added Jun 1, 2017 18:00

[USA, North Carolina, Virginia] After nearly 3 weeks on the run, both escaped prisoners in custody in Mexico

Qazah was sentenced in the Western District of North Carolina in 2012 to 18 years in prison for his role in a cigarette smuggling ring operating in North and South Carolina from August 2009 to November 2011. Mohamed was sentenced in the Eastern District
US Embassy and Consulates in Mexico (mx)
added May 30, 2017 23:40

[Georgia, Tennessee] Marietta man’s involvement in jail e-cigarette scam awaiting sentencing

A Marietta man is facing federal charges involving an e-cigarette business he ran with a former Tennessee sheriff...Arnold admitted to allowing county employees to distribute JailCigs products in the Rutherford County (Tenn.) Jail as non-contraband, accor
Marietta (GA) Daily Journal
added May 9, 2017 21:15
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[UK] Prison smoking ban could see 'massive rise' in drug use and violence in British jails, experts warn

Criminal justice experts warn ban will lead to rise in illicit substances and increased levels of self-harm and violence
The Independent (uk)
added May 9, 2017 20:14

[UK] Britain's toughest jails braced for wave of violence as ministers order them to enforce complete smoking ban by September

Four in every five inmates currently smoke, and the decision to force them to be smoke-free by August 31 is unlikely to be well received.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 8, 2017 15:17

[UK] CAVENDISH: Prison smoking ban will worsen the crisis behind bars

Although tobacco already forms an important part of the illicit internal economy in prisons, the steep rise in violence is often attributed – at least in part – to rocketing levels of debt among users of Spice and Mamba. Adding high cost contraband tobac (uk)
added May 9, 2017 21:27

[UK] High security prisons on alert after telling inmates they must give up smoking by September

Some of the country’s most notorious jails are braced for violence and unrest after it emerged that they will have to implement a complete smoking ban by the end of the summer. A memo seen by the Daily Telegraph has warned all prisoners in long term and
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 5, 2017 21:04

Former Tennessee Sheriff Sentenced on Federal Corruption Charges

sentenced today to 50 months in prison for operating a private electronic cigarette company in the county jail for personal gain and the concealment and misrepresentation of their involvement with the business, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added May 11, 2017 14:56
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