90
Subscribe To ECCR's Newsletter
2015 - News Content
News Homepage

E Cigarettes Help Keep The Peace In Tennessee Jails

By Raymond Polidori

Monday April 21, 2014
Electronic cigarettes are helping prevent violent outbursts among inmates
pin_icon

Two East Tennessee jails have started to allow inmates to smoke e-cigarettes. Since beginning this policy, the number of fights and violent incidents has decreased.

This is not a surprising fact given the power of nicotine addition.

According to the Mayo Clinic

 

Nicotine addiction symptoms include:

  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Frustration
  • Anger
  • Insomnia

Combine these symptoms with being in a confined and crowded space and you have a recipe for disaster.  Sheriff Steve Burns found a solution to the violent incidents taking place in the East Tennessee jails in his jurisdiction.  The solution was allowing inmates access to e cigarettes.

By addressing the nicotine addiction of inmates, the jails have seen a very noticeable decrease in fights and violent incidents.  Sheriff Burns only allowed this access after deliberating the pros and cons, no pun intendedJ

E-cigarettes are unlikely to set off smoke alarms nor are they likely to be made into weapons.  In order to ensure safety, jail commissaries will not sell an e cigarette to an inmate unless they return their used one.

Another benefit of allowing inmates access to e cigarettes has been the reduction in black market cigarette and contraband activity in the jails.  The impact of reducing black market activity leads to obvious security benefits for both inmates and jail staff.

Since first allowing e cigarettes last August, the impact has made East Tennessee jails more secure and safer for all involved.  Sheriff Burns’ innovative approach is paying immediate dividends.

Jails in Kansas, Kentucky and elsewhere have also allowed e cigarettes to be sold to inmates in county jails and seen similar results.  So far, state prisons have been reluctant to allow e cigarettes.  Given the tangible results experienced by county jails, we can only hope that state prison systems across the country take note.

Until next time we wish you happy vaping and stay out of trouble!

Ray
Team ECCR

HIDE COMMENTS

LOADING COMMENTS

Black Note E-Liquid - V2 Eliquid Marketplace
Disclosure: We are a professional review site that may receive compensation from certain links & ads on this site.

Green Smoke Editor Review

15% OFF All
Green Smoke Starter Kits!
Limited Time Offer! Valid 2016
Here's Your Green Smoke Promotional Code!
Green Smoke Promo Code Has Been Copied!

Paste this code at checkout when you are done shopping.

South Beach Editor Review

15% OFF Your
Entire South Beach Order!
Limited Time Offer! Valid 2016
No Code Required - Click Go to South Beach.Com
No Code Required - Click Go to South Beach.Com

Paste this code at checkout when you are done shopping.

VaporFi Editor Review

10% OFF Your Entire Vaporfi Order
(Excludes E-Liquids) Valid 2016
No Code Required - Click Go to VaporFi.com
No Code Required - Click Go to VaporFi.com

Paste this code at checkout when you are done shopping.

Halo Cigs Editor Review

5% OFF Your
Entire Halo Cigs Order!
Limited Time Offer! Valid 2016
Here's Your Halo Cigs Promotional Code!
Halo Cigs Promo Code Has Been Copied!

Paste this code at checkout when you are done shopping.

Apollo Cigs Editor Review

20% OFF Your
Entire Apollo Cigs Order!
Limited Time Offer! Valid 2016
Here's Your Apollo Cigs Promotional Code!
Apollo Cigs Promo Code Has Been Copied!

Paste this code at checkout when you are done shopping.