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.

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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