Thursday, October 15, 2009

Prisoners Battle In Court For Right To Smoke

Quebec inmates are not allowed to smoke in prison, whether in their cells or outdoors.

From CTV News:

Some of Quebec's most notorious criminals say the no-smoking policy in prison is making their time behind bars unbearable.

Convicts like drug trafficker Gerald Matticks and murderers Benoit Guimond and Daniel Patry have hired lawyer Julius Grey to fight for their right to smoke cigarettes while in in jail.

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My Comment: This ban is one of the smartest things that Corrections Canada has devised. Prison is for punishment and rehabilitation. For the smokers .... they are now experiencing both.

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