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Minister "macho" over prisoner smoking ban

Minister "macho" over prisoner smoking ban
By Maggie Tait and Laura McQuillan of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Changes to ban smoking in prisons do not need to be so sudden, Labour leader Phil Goff says, as concerns are raised the move will increase violence behind bars.

Govt butting out smoking in jails

Govt butting out smoking in jails
By Maggie Tait and Laura McQuillam of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Former prison manager Celia Lashlie is backing prison staff union the Corrections Association over its concerns banning smoking will see more violence in jails.

Govt plays down impact of prison smoking ban

Govt plays down impact of prison smoking ban
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Prisoners don't like being in jail anyway and banning smoking isn't likely to have a huge impact on their behaviour, Prime Minister John Key says.

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