E-cigarette move having positive impact

Six-month trial period sees specialist devices introduced

Midway through a trial period for e-cigarettes at Isle of Man Prison and it appears the measure is having a positive effect.

The specialist devices – which are tamper proof – are issued with a unique index number so inmates are unable to swap them.

It was reported prisoners were smoking substances such as banana peel, tea bag, and, in some cases, hair, before the e-cigarettes were brought in.

Prison Governor Bob McColm says changes in behaviour of inmates is being monitored closely:

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