Inmates are rioting over a new smoking ban in prisons

Soon to be a thing of the past – smoking in jail (Picture: PA)

Inmates are staging riots over a new Government ban on smoking in prisons, which is seeing tobacco steadily phased out.

A ban on tobacco cigarettes is now being slowly introduced into prisons, with several jails already having banned them outright.

Others, meanwhile, are preparing to be completely smoke-free by September.

One recent inmate of Drake Hall Women’s Prison told Metro.co.uk that she was dismayed to see how the smoking ban had changed the atmosphere in the jail.

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She said: ‘We got all the leaflets about how the ban was going to happen – first the shop would stop selling tobacco, and then… Read the full story

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