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[Guernsey] UK prison smoking ban 'needs planning' to avoid unrest

The Governor of Guernsey's prison has warned a smoking ban would not work in prisons without sufficient control and order. Les Nicolles prison became the second in Europe to go smoke-free in 2013.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Oct 12, 2015 21:27

[Australia] Prison smoking ban study: prisoners light up soon after release from jail

THE vast majority of prisoners banned from smoking in jail light up within days or weeks of being released, a new study shows. Three months after smoking was outlawed in Victorian jails — sparking a riot at the Metropolitan Remand Centre — a report has
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Oct 12, 2015 12:23

Ex-prisoner sues France for putting him in cell with smokers, and wins

state must pay €1,200 in damages for making non-smoker share a cell with up to six smoking fellow inmates A French court has found a non-smoking prisoner should not have been placed in the same cell as smokers. Judges said the plaintiff ‘was justified i
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 12, 2015 11:00

[Australia] Hoddle St killer Julian Knight loses bid to overturn prison smoking ban

Knight took action in the Supreme Court, arguing Correction Victoria boss Jan ­Shuard ignored the threat of riots in the light of the ban. He also sought an order overturning a prison policy to not approve the sale and use of e-cigarettes by inmates. But
News Interactive Network/News Limited/ (au)
added Oct 11, 2015 09:20

Guernsey smoke-free prison leads way ahead of UK ban

A prison on the Channel Islands says its smoke-free regime has been a success, ahead of UK jails starting similar smoking bans. Guernsey's Les Nicolles prison introduced a total smoking ban in 2013. Prison governor Dave Matthews said fears of unrest ahea
BBC Online
added Oct 9, 2015 08:25

[UK] How did a jail in Guernsey ban smoking with no unrest?

Ahead of the prison smoking ban in England and Wales, Guernsey’s Les Nicolles has been helping its prisoners to live without tobacco for two years
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 7, 2015 12:03

[Isle of Man, UK] AUDIO: Island monitoring introduction of e-cigs in prisons

Prison governors on the Island say they'll keep a close eye on a trial which is allowing prisoners to smoke e-cigarettes. It's happening in some prisons in England and Wales and is seen as the first step towards making the facilities smoke free from Janu
Energy FM (im)
added Oct 5, 2015 10:22

[UK] Will the smoking ban in prisons lead to riots?

Cigarettes will be banned in some UK prisons from January. But a smoke is a small freedom that can help prisoners cope inside – and many will resort to desperate measure to get it, says one former inmate
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 1, 2015 08:12

[South Dakota] Officials, Inmates Group Adjust Ceremonial Tobacco Policy

Attorneys for the South Dakota Department of Corrections and an organization of Native American inmates have agreed to some policy changes making it easier to get tobacco into the state penitentiary for inmates practicing Lakota religious ceremonies.
KELO 1320 AM / 107.9 FM (Sioux Falls, SD)
added Sep 30, 2015 16:26

[UK, UK-Wales] Prison chiefs fear unrest over introduction of smoking ban ($$)

There are plans for some jails to start by declaring at least one voluntary smoke-free zone, possibly a complete wing, Andrew Selous, the prisons minister, has announced. The move comes after a pilot study in six
Times Of London (uk)
added Sep 30, 2015 09:22
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