Smoking banned in prisons in California.....

United States
November 4, 2006 9:21pm CST
Did anyone else hear about this? As if prison isnt bad enough, now you can no longer smoke in CA. I guess it cuts back on like 24 billion dollars in health care.. What are your views on this???
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
5 Nov 06
I guess if people are unfortunate enough to land themselves in prison, they'll just have to put up with whatever the situation hands them. They aren't in prison to be wined and dined, anyway. Would a smoking ban in prisons make you think twice about committing a crime?
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• United States
6 Nov 06
Good point
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@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Someone can decide not to commit the crime in the first place, and then they won't have to worry about whether or not they can smoke in prison. But if they do get convicted and sent to prison, their healthcare is taken care of and paid for by the tax payers of the state, so I don't see why the tax payers need to pay for their bad habits.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
Very very true!
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@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
Hmmm... well the prisoners will have to give up smoking since it is banned. It'll be better for their health since it causes cancer.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
True
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• United States
5 Nov 06
Well i don't feel sorry for one in prison, but others should have a choice and they are slowly taking that away from us state by state.
• United States
6 Nov 06
Yeah neither do I, but damn if I was in prison, Im sure Id wanna smoke.
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• United States
5 Nov 06
poor prisoners..especially for all ym crips cuzz in san quention. ORIGINAL HARLEM ROLLIN 30's CRIP GANG
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@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Somehow it don't seem right.. They like to ban it in state hospitals too.. Which I think too is just not right somehow...
• United States
7 Nov 06
My opinion is you decided to commit a crime, this is your punishment. Everybody knows right from wrong. If you break the law deal with the consequences. We all have consequences and this happens to be one of theirs. As a wife of a correctional officer I can tell you that the inmates are in the process of getting better health benefits then we get. So, I do not feel sorry for them one bit!
• United States
8 Nov 06
Very true, I agree with you 100%
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@angelface23 (2497)
• United States
22 Nov 06
wow, that sucks, I would hate to be in prison over there. I mean damn, it's not bad enough you're in prison with a bunch of killers but now you can't even hit that Marlboro? Maybe it's good though cause then people would be forced to quit but I can see people rioting over it though so that's bad.