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The 960 bricks of cigarettes that were smuggled into Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison by jailed Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura were used by inmates to pay bribes to their sodomy victims.
Zimbabwe Daily
added Jan 12, 2016 02:57
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[Kentucky] Daviess Co. Jail bans inmate e-cigarettes after small fire

fire officials say they found burnt electronic cigarette cartridges in the bins. Jailer Osborne says inmates can purchase e-cigs from the jail, but sometimes they will take them apart and use it to smoke or light banned substances.
WAVE 3 TV (Louisville, KY)
added Jan 6, 2016 15:42

[Kentucky] E-cigarette sparks jail fire ($$)

A fire started by a shorted-out electronic cigarette caused an evacuation of cells but only minor damage Monday at the Daviess County Detention Center. Firefighters were called to the detention center shortly before noon to a report of a fire in Buildin
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Jan 5, 2016 18:56

[UK] E-cigs could stub out smoking in prisons and end traditional currency of 'snouts'

The tradition of prison smoking is finally being stubbed out - thanks to e-cigarettes being sold in jails nationwide. Prisoners bought 40,000 fewer packs of cigarettes and tobacco last month than in December last year, new figures show, reports the Sund
The Mirror (uk)
added Jan 4, 2016 16:37

33 Romanian senators file appeal against the law that bans smoking

two exceptions. Smoking is allowed in maximum security prison cells in and special rooms in transit areas within airports. These two exceptions create discrimination between the inmates in maximum security prisons and people in airports’ transit areas an
Romania Insider (ro)
added Dec 23, 2015 04:50

[Australia] Victoria prison riot sparked by tobacco shortage, compounded by overcrowding: report

Prison overcrowding and inadequate fencing contributed to Victoria's largest prison riot, which was sparked when a canteen ran out of tobacco ahead of the state-wide smoking ban, a review has found.
The Age (au)
added Dec 21, 2015 14:51

[Australia] Ravenhall prison riot due to smoking ban rumours and lack of tobacco – report

Rumours about a smoking ban and anger that the canteen had run out of tobacco early caused the largest prison riot in Victorian history, a report has found. The investigation into riots at the Metropolitan remand centre at Ravenhall prompted the state
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 21, 2015 14:42

[UK] Killer loses appeal over cancer risk from passive smoking in jail ($$)

A gangland hitman serving life for murder has lost a legal challenge over his claim that he could develop cancer from passive smoking in prison in a ruling that classes cells as private residences. William Gage is serving 20 years for shooting Justin McA
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 17, 2015 14:43

[UK-Scotland] Gangland hit man William Gage loses jail smoking challenge

Gage, 43, whose parents died of cancer after smoking, said he was vulnerable to tobacco smoke at Shotts jail ...A judge has now ruled there is nothing illegal about his prison conditions...prison cells were deemed as private residences, making them exemp
BBC Online
added Dec 16, 2015 18:13
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[Illinois] Former jail guard pleads guilty to selling used chewing tobacco to convicted murderer

A former Cook County jail guard pleaded guilty Friday to accepting bribes to sell used chewing tobacco and smuggle marijuana and alcohol into the jail for a convicted murderer awaiting sentencing, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Q13FOX, KCPQ-TV (Seattle,WA)
added Dec 6, 2015 23:20
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