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[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

[UK-Wales] Prisoners in Wales win battle to be allowed to smoke in their cells after ban is rejected

But Assembly ministers in the Welsh government have rejected the ban, voting to exempt Welsh prisons after a report described smoking as "an integral part of prison life". The report said: "Smoking is reported to be a coping strategy to manage stressful
South Wales Evening Post (uk)
added Feb 4, 2016 12:57

[UK-Wales] Inmates at smoke free Wrexham super prison to be given gum and nicotine patches

Smoking will be banned in Welsh prisons from 2017 Wrexham super prison inmates could be given gum and nicotine patches to stop smoking – at a cost of over £12,000 a week to the North Wales heath service.
Daily Post North Wales (uk)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:06

[UK] Neo-Nazi fanatic who planned anti-Jewish rally and posted death camp image online sends fans letters covered in drawings of 9/11 and Hitler from his jail cell

A neo-Nazi fanatic who was sent to prison after he posted a death camp image online is now being investigated after it emerged he has been sending out fan letters...Bonehill-Paine mocks the British taxpayer for having paid £120,000 for his prison stay, wh
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 22, 2016 03:14

[UK] Prison officers ill through inhaling inmates' 'legal highs', says union

Prison officers are falling ill after inhaling "legal highs" used by inmates.... The POA is calling for a "clear timetable that will ban smoking totally in every prison establishment". A Prisons Service spokeswoman said: "We have long been committed to
Press Association (uk)
added Jan 20, 2016 01:39
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