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[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

[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] 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

[UK] KLJAJIC: The stupidity of prison smoking bans

government needs to appreciate that prison is a unique social environment that cannot be managed in the same way as a normal workplace or public space. Legislation like this is a distraction from far more urgent and complex issues facing inmates and priso
spiked (uk)
added May 5, 2017 15:56

[UK] Prisoners flout smoking ban by burning nicotine patches

It was always going to be a challenge imposing a smoking ban in jails, but few thought that the cravings would be so strong that prisoners would start shredding their nicotine patches and mixing them with tea leaves to make an improvised roll-up. Few ex
Times Of London (uk)
added Apr 17, 2017 21:54

[UK] British prisoners smoking improvised roll-ups spark fire concerns

Guidance has been issued to the governors of UK prisons as inmates find imaginative alternatives to cigarettes in their newly smoke-free environments. According to reports on Monday, as well as fashioning improvised cigarettes, in some cases inmates caus
IBTimes (uk)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:16

[Isle of Man, UK] eCig approval for Island prisoners

Plans to allow prisoners to smoke e-cigarettes have won unanimous backing from Island politicians. Tynwald has voted in favour of allowing custody rules to be changed so the eBurn device can be introduced to the Isle of Man Prison.
3FM (uk)
added Mar 29, 2017 15:02

[UK] E-cigarette pilot project at Isle of Man Prison

The Department of Home Affairs is proposing to permit the use of a specialist e-cigarette at the Isle of Man Prison as part of a six-month pilot project. The move is aimed at reducing the risks and harm being caused by prisoners using illicit smoking mat
Isleofman Dot Com (uk)
added Mar 14, 2017 15:42
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