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Prison World

I feel a strong kinship with prisoners in prison. They’re people who’ve been expelled from society. And so am I. The only real difference is that they live in closed prisons, and I live in an open prison. An open prison (open … Continue reading

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More on Smoking in Prisons

After my last protest against UK prison smoking bans, I’ve now received the response that was sent by the Ministry of Justice to my MP. Here’s the complete letter (click to slightly enlarge) from the Ministry, with all names redacted:There … Continue reading

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Revisiting the 2006 Health Act

Yesterday saw some good news: A prisoner suffering from poor health has lost his attempt to enforce the smoking ban in English and Welsh jails after the supreme court ruled that crown premises are effectively exempt from the enforcement of … Continue reading

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Prison

Spiked! had an article about prison smoking bans earlier this year. Of course, if prisoners were able to enjoy every freedom they enjoyed in the outside world, then incarceration would make a poor deterrent against criminal behaviour. But forcing prisoners … Continue reading

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Some Further Thoughts on Prison Smoking Bans

A comment by Audrey Silk, comparing prisoners to ‘lab rats’, pointed out another dimension of the prison smoking bans now being rolled out across the UK. And this morning I’ve been trying to sketch out the outline of another letter … Continue reading

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Unsurprising Prison Smoking Ban Riots

NWEmail: A RIOT broke out at Cumbria’s only prison when a peaceful protest about a tobacco ban turned ugly. Police are investigating the incident at HMP Haverigg which was only resolved when specialist riot cops were called in. Cells were … Continue reading

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Spiral of Escalating Prison Violence

I wonder if this… Riot squads called to prisons once a DAY in spiral of ‘escalating violence’ says MPs’ damning report 09:59, 16 MAY 2016 UPDATED 10:02, 16 MAY 2016 BY DAN BLOOM Prisoners and staff are at risk from … Continue reading

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