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June 29, 2010

Smacking in prisons

Filed under: crime — danylmc @ 10:39 am
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9 Comments »

  1. Ha! I was confused by the question and clicked the wrong one.

    Comment by Jake — June 29, 2010 @ 10:55 am

  2. Well, if you asked Helen Clark (and Sue Bradford, depending on the time of day), she’d tell you that it isn’t illegal at the moment.

    Comment by Graeme Edgeler — June 29, 2010 @ 10:57 am

  3. They should introduce it into the workplace instead…

    Comment by nfpsheppard — June 29, 2010 @ 11:55 am

  4. “Well, if you asked Helen Clark (and Sue Bradford, depending on the time of day), she’d tell you that it isn’t illegal at the moment.”

    …and if you ask a week later, they’ll tell you it is.

    Comment by scrubone — June 29, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

  5. At least this poll is humorous in intent. As opposed to Trevor Mallard’s over on Red Alert, where he sets out a range of complexities and difficult choices involved in the policy decision whether to allow prisoners to smoke, before asking for a simple yes or no answer to the question “should smoking in prison be banned?”

    http://blog.labour.org.nz/index.php/2010/06/29/poll-should-smoking-in-prisons-be-banned/

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — June 29, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

  6. Shouldn’t that be: “Should smack as part of good penal correction be a criminal offence in New Zealand?”

    Comment by Bearhunter — June 29, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

  7. Damn, Bearhunter beat me to it.

    Comment by Stephen Stratford — June 29, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

  8. I hear that smack is not difficult to find in prisons.
    How will it be banned?

    Comment by peterlepaysan — June 29, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

  9. Peter, Smack already is banned in prisons. If it’s not hard to find there, well, maybe tobacco won’t be either. I’ve heard of prison wardens turning a blind eye to marijuana because it keeps the prisoners docile, so I expect the same thing will happen with tobacco.

    Comment by kahikatea — June 29, 2010 @ 9:56 pm


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