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[UK] Prison riot sparked by smoking ban as 130 lags moved jails

Two wings of the category-C jail were trashed when the caged jailbirds began to battle with each other. Staff struggled to control the chaos at Erlestoke Prison in Wiltshire after a rooftop protest... A pilot ban on smoking came into force on May 23 and
Daily Star (uk)
added Jun 17, 2016 02:45

[Indiana] 'Crack stick' cooked up in cells, attacks over hash browns and rampant gay sex: Shock findings of seven undercover prisoners who lived in one of America's most violent jails for TWO MONTHS

the inmates had taken to making their own homemade highs, including one called 'crack stick'. They would make the drug by crushing an e-cigarette filter, wrapping it in coffee-soaked toilet paper and smoking it, Business Insider reported.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 28, 2016 16:49

[Indiana] 7 undercover inmates spent 2 months in jail — here are the most outrageous things they witnessed

Inmates often invented bizarre homemade drugs to catch a buzz, such as a "crack stick," made from an electronic cigarette filter. To make a crack stick, inmates crushed the e-cigarette filter and then wrapped it in coffee-soaked toilet paper and smoked it
Business Insider
added May 28, 2016 16:47

Moors murderer Ian Brady says he is GLAD suicide bombers are attacking the West and 'sincerely hopes' the next attack will be against the UK and 'the bigger the better'

The only luxury he ever enjoyed was cigarettes, but was forced to quit his 40-a-day habit when the smoking ban was introduced in July 2007.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 9, 2016 17:08

[UK-Wales] Government claims Swansea prison rooftop protest was not related to smoking

"This is not related to the recent smoking ban. We believe they were recovering contraband items." Another woman, who said she was the partner of one of the men on the roof, also insisted the protest was over the ban.
South Wales Evening Post (uk)
added Apr 18, 2016 22:42
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[UK-Wales] Swansea Prison rooftop protest RECAP: Smoking ban blamed for incident

THREE inmates staged a rooftop protest on Swansea prison - as friends outside blamed rising tensions inside on the facility's smoking ban. Onlookers said the men had first been spotted on the roof of the Oystermouth Road site some time before midday. The
South Wales Evening Post (uk)
added Apr 18, 2016 14:20

[Australia] NT prison smoking ban paved way for nation

The evaluation of the smoke-free policy, carried out by the Menzies School of Health Research, said patch misuse was a key finding for correctional jurisdictions to consider when planning smoke-free facilities. "It became the most problematic aspect of
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Apr 15, 2016 11:56

[Australia] NT prison study finds smoke ban created black market in nicotine patches

A cigarette ban in Northern Territory jails was a success, but created an "unintended" black market in nicotine patches, according to a new report published by the Menzies School of Health.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Apr 15, 2016 11:24

[UK] Prisoner Suicide Over Smoking Ban

A prisoner has killed himself after allegedly being stopped from smoking in Swansea jail. Inmate Dean George, 40, was found dead in his cell at one of eight jails trialling the "no smoking" ban on health grounds.
Swansea Sound (uk)
added Apr 15, 2016 10:24

[Australia] Successes and unintended consequences of the Northern Territory’s smoke-free prisons policy: results from a process evaluation

A comprehensive approach to creating support among staff and prisoners is important for smooth implementation of policies for smoke-free prisons. Planning should include assessment of prisoners’ preferred form of cessation support and strategies to minim
Public Health Research & Practice (au)
added Apr 15, 2016 09:56
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