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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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Creeping Prison Smoking Ban?

H/T Rose: Prison smoking ban overturned by court of appeal A compulsory, immediate ban on smoking in prisons has been overturned by the court of appeal, allowing the Ministry of Justice to introduce its own voluntary, phased controls. Bans affecting … Continue reading

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Prisons, Disbelief, and Zika

A reminder that smoking bans are being introduced in UK prisons: Smoking is currently allowed only in prison cells and exercise yards, but the government intends to ban smoking in all indoor areas across the 136 prisons in England and … Continue reading

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Some Prison News

An assortment of readings. Smoke gets in your eyes: Getting over the fact that there’s even a group of MPs committed to eradicating the pastime of others, as you can be sure none of these joyless bores actually smoke, one … Continue reading

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Prison Smoking Bans

H/T Rose and Harley. BBC: Australian experts are split over whether smoking bans are a crucial advance in prison health or “a bridge too far” that can only spark unrest. On Tuesday, hundreds of prisoners lit fires, broke walls and … Continue reading

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