Banning smoking in Australian prisons has become a nationwide issue

By David Biles
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:50pm, first published August 28 2015 - 11:04pm

Just over a year ago an opinion piece of mine was published in this journal under the title "Banning smoking in Australia's jails is a tough call, but worth a try". In that piece I outlined in some detail the work that had been done in New Zealand to successfully launch a total ban on smoking by inmates and staff in all jails in the country in mid 2011. I also mentioned the tentative beginnings of similar developments in some parts of Australia.