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West Virginia Prisons Update

Smoking Ban in Prisons

6/27/2006
Leeza Glazier

Smoking is about to be off-limits in West Virginia’s prisons.

Starting this Saturday… inmates and prison employees will only be able to use tobacco products outside. By next July… prisons will be totally smoke-free. The plan originally called for prisons to become smoke-free this year, but some lawmakers worried about the reaction from some inmates if they were forced to quit cold-turkey.

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