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[Pennsylvania, Vermont] Jim Kenyon: Where There’s Smoke ... There’s Likely to Be Higher Inmate Health Care Costs

Vermont inmates are once again legally lighting up inside prison fences — albeit 450 miles away at a Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution where Vermont shipped 270 inmates in June.....unlikely that Vermont prisoners will stay in Pennsylvania foreve
Valley News (West Lebanon, NH)
added Dec 10, 2017 18:10

[Arkansas] Pulaski County smoke breaks to be restricted to cars

A Pulaski County executive order that will restrict employees who smoke to do so inside their cars will protect public health, the county judge says.... Come March 1, all 14 Pulaski County buildings and their outdoor areas will be entirely smoke free, ac
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Dec 10, 2017 17:39

Missouri to Implement Tobacco-Free Policy in All Prisons

Department of Corrections is slowly implementing its new tobacco-free policy that goes into full effect in the spring. Starting April 1, 2018, all Missouri state prisons will be tobacco-free. Karen Pojmann, the department’s communications director, said
KBIA 91.3 (mid-Missouri Public Radio)
added Dec 1, 2017 02:10

[UK] Is this why prisoners are using spice? Tobacco costs twice as much as Spice, report reveals

Prisoners can buy the drug known as Spice at half the cost of illicit tobacco behind bars, an inspection report reveals. Inmates at one jail described how the availability of drugs, coupled with a recently imposed smoking ban, had helped fuel a sense of
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:28

[UK-Scotland] THE BIG SMOKE When did the UK smoking ban come in for pubs, prisons and stations and are the rules different in England and Scotland?

Smoking indoors is also banned in Scotland but those savvy Scots were a few steps ahead of their English cousins. The smoking ban came into place more than a year earlier north of the boarder on March 26, 2006.
The Sun (uk)
added Nov 17, 2017 21:12
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Kansas Jailer Accused of Sex With Inmates, Impregnating One

A Kansas jailer who was fired last year for smuggling tobacco into his lockup had sex with male and female inmates and paid for an abortion for one of them, authorities allege in a newly released affidavit. Lexington Laiter, 27, was charged in Anderson C
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 17, 2017 20:30

[UK] Spice now half the price of tobacco in prisons, reveals Government report

At HMP Erlestoke near the Wiltshire town of Devizes, it said that combined with a smoking ban, the drug had helped fuel a sense of “hopelessness” among inmates.
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 16:51

[UK] Prisons: Smoking Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 1st November 2017.

The phased rollout now underway will reduce the risk to staff and prisoners of exposure to second hand smoke, whilst maintaining the safety and security of our prisons. In every case, the decision on when to go smoke free is only taken after careful pla (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 00:23
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[UK] Rise in violence and self-harm as inmates struggle with tobacco ban ($$)

More than half of prisons in England and Wales forbid prisoners from smoking in a move that has led to tobacco being sold on the black market inside for as much as £150 an ounce. The new psychoactive substance Spice, which has swept through the prison s
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 00:21

[UK] Prison chaplain ditches old Bibles with thin pages because inmates keep smoking them

Tobacco ban led to numerous inmates suddenly converting to Christianity. Push for smoke-free prisons already being blamed for rise in violence and self-harm in some jails.
IBTimes (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 00:06
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