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Smoking in Prison

Smoking in Prison

Inside Time Article

Burn Baby Burn

Why smoking bans in prisons always go up in smoke

The July introduction of smoking bans in prisons triggered a prison riot of historical scale and intensity in the Australian state of Victoria. Twelve hours before the ban commenced, outraged prisoners lit fires and caused $10 million…

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E-Cig Proposal to NSW Government

We have proposed to the Corrective Services Commissioner, Minister, Shadow Minister and Greens for the use of e-cigarettes as a way to avoid problems of occupational health and safety while also being respectful to non-smoking inmates and staff. We believe that the government has a responsibility to…

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Prisoner's Plea

 

Letter about ban from prisoner

7-6-2015

Dear XXX and the Justice Action Team,

My name is XXX. I’m from XXX Correctional Centre.

I am requesting please, as a smoker and on behalf of other smokers, as there are a lot of other inmates in this jail and other jails as well who smoke,…

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Smoking in Prisons

Smoking in Prisons

GIVE ME A SMOKE

Banning smoking in prisons is a deliberate torment of people who have already lost everything. It is the bullying of people who are totally in government control, but it is seen as an easy political statement of being seen to be tough and increasing the punishment of imprisonment.

NEWS:…

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