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[UK-Wales] This is what will happen when smoking is banned in Welsh prisons, according to a charity

A smoking ban in Wales’ prisons will punish the most vulnerable in society and could cause mental health problems, it has been claimed. The ban is being phased in across Wales and is due to start in Cardiff on April 11. “It’s punitive, really,” said Ja
WalesOnline (uk)
added Apr 4, 2016 14:19

[Kentucky] Former prison nurse sentenced for taking money for tobacco

A former prison nurse in Kentucky has been sentenced to a year behind bars for smuggling tobacco into the prison in exchange for payments from inmates. The U.S. attorney's office says U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves sentenced 47-year-old Michael Hardin
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 2, 2016 21:31


This news threw the local casino industry into a tizzy over fears that the ban would affect casino revenues. Slot organizers association ROMSLOT executive director Violeta Radoi told “European experience has shown that in other countries,
added Mar 17, 2016 12:33

[UK-Wales] Prison smoking ban overturned by court of appeal

A compulsory, immediate ban on smoking in prisons has been overturned by the court of appeal, allowing the Ministry of Justice to introduce its own voluntary, phased controls. Bans affecting three jails in Wales came into effect in January. The MoJ said
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 8, 2016 18:12

[UK] Smoking will be banned in prisons - it just won't be illegal

The smoking ban will not legally apply to prisons but the Ministry of Justice will be enforcing its own ban on cigarettes, the Metro has learned. A court has ruled that the smoking ban does not apply to state prisons in England and Wales as well as other
Metro Café (uk)
added Mar 8, 2016 17:34

[UK] Smoking ban does not apply to prisons, Court of Appeal rules

The legal ban on smoking in public places does not apply to state prisons and other Crown premises in England and Wales, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Three judges allowed a Government appeal against a High Court ruling that the ban covered all public
Press Association (uk)
added Mar 8, 2016 16:36

[UK] Prison bosses braced for lawsuits from ex-lags after report warns of passive smoking dangers

A new secret report into the dangers of passive smoking in prisons is set to spark compensation claims by LAGS - running into millions of pounds. Murders, rapists and paedophiles who were non-smokers in jail will be “lining up” for huge paydays - with c
The Mirror (uk)
added Mar 7, 2016 17:34

[New Jersey] Details revealed on investigation into N.J. prison tobacco smuggling ring

The end to a large-scale tobacco smuggling operation that involved inmates, New Jersey State prison employees and outside civilians, came with a single payment, an investigator told jurors Thursday. Raphael Dolce, an investigator with the New Jersey Depa
added Mar 4, 2016 17:50

[UK] The smoking ban could spark a long, hot summer in English prisons

we're expecting the high court ruling on the government's appeal in the case of a prisoner who complained that he had to breathe in other people's smoke. But regardless of how the appeal goes, the Ministry of justice has confirmed it plans to slowly phase (uk)
added Feb 16, 2016 13:14

[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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