A none smoking cell please
Prisoners will have a choice of ''smoking'' and ''no smoking'' cells when the ban on smoking in public places comes in on July 1.
Cells are exempted from the ban because they are classed as an inmate's home.
Governors will have to shuffle inmates around to ensure smokers and non-smokers are kept apart and ventilation will have to be installed in cells which do not have windows that open. Officers will not be required to enter a cell if they have seen a prisoner is smoking, unless there is an emergency.
Great. The taxpayer will have to pay for this just so prisoners can be comfortable. They shouldn’t even be allowed to smoke.
I have a question. If a cell is classed as an inmate’s home then surely this means that the prison officers will have to get a warrant to search the premises? Will they be allowed to smoke marijuana in their homes?