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[UK, UK-Wales] Prison smoking ban to be phased in from 2016 to reduce health risks for inmates and guards

Smoking in open prisons in England will be banned from October (2015), with four Welsh prisons (Usk/Prescoed, Swansea, Cardiff and Parc) following suit in January 2016 and four English prisons - Dartmoor, Channings Wood, Erlestoke and Exeter - enforcing a
IBTimes (uk)
added Sep 30, 2015 09:18
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[UK, UK-Wales] Smoking to be banned in all Welsh prisons and four in England to reduce health risks

Smoking will be banned in all Welsh prisons and four in England from next year to reduce health risks, the Government has said. The move is the first step towards all jails in both countries becoming smoke-free. From next month, open prison inmates wil
Western Daily Press (uk)
added Sep 30, 2015 09:15

[UK] Prison smoking ban begins in 2016 despite fears of unrest

A complete ban on smoking in prisons in England and Wales is to be phased in from January, despite warnings from prison governors that it risked making jails more unstable. The decision follows a seven-year battle by prison unions to include jails withi
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 29, 2015 21:09

[UK] Plymouth sex offender refuses to leave jail without tobacco

A COWARD who sexually assaulted two young men refused to attend his trial – because prison officers would not give him tobacco for the journey to court. Stephen Hargreaves, aged 53, claimed that staff at the jail were breaching his human rights. Drag p
Plymouth Herald / This is Plymouth (uk)
added Sep 28, 2015 18:09

[Australia] Desperate prisoners inject toxic nicotine-patch brew as tobacco ban takes toll

A Victorian prisoner is in a serious condition while several others have fallen ill after injecting or smoking a toxic concoction of nicotine patches, tea leaves and, in some cases, battery acid. The problem comes as the state's prison system struggles w
The Age (au)
added Sep 17, 2015 17:31

[UK-Wales] Prisoners could be allowed to smoke in designated cells despite ban, Welsh Government reveals

Health Minister Mark Drakeford said prisoners and staff, including non-smokers, needed to be protected from potential damage to their health. The Welsh Government has now launched a consultation on an exemption to give governors power to permit smoking
WalesOnline (uk)
added Sep 14, 2015 10:17

[UK-Wales] Consultation on smoke-free prisons launched

There is currently no exemption in place to allow smoking in prisons in Wales, but evidence has shown that smoking is being allowed in prison cells, meaning non-smoking offenders and prison staff may be being exposed to second-hand smoke.
South Wales Argus (uk)
added Sep 14, 2015 10:16

[Asia, India] Jail inmates enjoyed TV, cigarettes

Prisoners in Choudwar Circle Jail were leading a luxurious lifestyle with access to televisions, music system and cigarettes. This came to light on Thursday after police conducted a surprise raid on the jail and seized many objectionable items, including
Times of India
added Sep 6, 2015 19:40

[Texas] LETTER: E-cigarettes is topic of conversation for inmates

I am currently incarcerated at the Victoria County Jail, and the topic of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco or nicotine products is of great interest to many inmates and is often discussed here. Most of us can understand why smoking cigarettes isn't al
Victoria (TX) Advocate
added Sep 5, 2015 18:21

BILES: Banning smoking in Australian prisons has become a nationwide issue

The overall aim of prison smoking bans is to create a more healthy environment for both staff and prisoners, particularly those who are not smokers...Furthermore, many prisoners who have quit in prison admit after the event that their lives and their hea
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Aug 31, 2015 13:03
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