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E-cigs could be rolled out at Prison

Inmates to be allowed specialist devices in six-month trial

Inmates at the Isle of Man Prison could soon be allowed the use of e-cigarettes if reforms to custody laws are backed by Tynwald.

The decision's been made after more than 400 cell power outages have been caused by prisoners attempting to light hand-made cigarettes from substances such as banana peel, tea bags and hair.

A six-month trial will now take place at Jurby to assess what effect the introduction of e-cigarettes has if changes to legislation are given the green light.

Home Affairs Minister Bill Malarkey denies the move is pandering to prisoners:

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