Another good job by Judith Collins

ŠĒ• Sunday Star-Times

Contrary to the whining of the left wing that everything from riots to anal rape would occur if smoking was banned in prison, everything is trucking along just nicely thank you very much.

Inmates are breathing easy following the prison smoking ban with scientists finding a greater than 50 per cent rise in air quality and ‚Äď to everyone’s surprise ‚Äď no major incidents since the big stub out.

Smoking was banned in New Zealand prisons on June 1 last year with stark warnings from prisoners, prison advocates, and guards of riots and disorder.

However, there were no riots and Corrections staff report a number of unforeseen benefits.

Prison services assistant general manager Rachel Leota said prisons had reported a “calmer” environment with fewer “standover” incidents now that tobacco has been taken out of circulation.

Inmates had been heard on the prison telephone monitoring system telling family they appreciated living in a smoke-free environment and encouraging family to give up.

Prisoners had more money to spend on things such as phone cards, she said.

Yet another criminal justice success from Judith Collins, who refused to listen to the namby-pamby crim huggers.

  • Le Sphincter

    More money on phone cards – and prepay mobile cards.
    More money to pay for their basket weaving supplies as well- yeah right

    • Pukakidon

       Arsehole.    I agree with your Good idea eh!

      If you want the freedom to smoke then don’t do crime.

  • Cullen’s Sidekick

    Simple rule of thumb – Ignore anything that comes out of Labour, Greens, Mana and the rent a crowd protesters and get on with life,

  • Andrei

    Regurgitated bullshit from the Ministry of Truth.

    • Lulu

      Which bit of the story is bullshit?

      • Andrei

        Inmates had been heard on the prison telephone monitoring system telling family they appreciated living in a smoke-free environment and encouraging family to give up.

        Let’s start with that – middle class airheads might believe that but it is clearly rubbish as is the crap about breathing better because the air is cleaner.

        This is propaganda – and while National Party cheerleaders might go ra ra those few of us who still have functioning brain cells see it for what it is Pro Government agitprop.

  • BJ

    Prison time spent at the taxpayers expense should in my opinion be used to snuff out all sorts of vices so their brains are ‘reprogrammed’ for being a successful person in life instead of a loser.

  • Bawaugh

    Just because somebody screams loudly does not mean that they are right. 

    The greens and co were wrong on this issue. 

    Even if we don’t stop these people’s re offending we may have stopped these people from smoking and thus save us a nice sum in future¬†healthcare¬†expenses.¬†

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