Prison smoking ban?

24 September 2013
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24 September 2013, Comments: 1

The Prison Service faces human rights legal challenges if a smoking ban is introduced in jails. Mark Johnson, the chief executive of prisoner charity User Voice, said smoking is a “human right” and he added that prisoners who smoke could take legal action if the ban is imposed. Meanwhile, campaigners for the victims of crime welcomed the proposed ban. Dee Edwards, of the R and K Foundation, a crime victims’ group, said: “Prisoners are already better fed and cared for than pensioners so why should they be treated any different to the rest of society?”

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