Monday, April 2, 2012
The Smoking Ban
Having stopped us from smoking outside, I took a few moments to read the full Smoking Policy. Such waffle is truly the domain only of prison nerds like myself.
It was interesting to see the differential between ourselves and staff in this document. If staff are caught smoking, his is to be dealt with "informally" in the first instance. If we are caught smoking, we are hit with an IEP warning.
Equally, under the heading of "Consultation", the policy explains just how staff and their unions were involved in discussions over this policy. The word "prisoner" is completely absent.
But then, we only make up 95% of the population of the prison, so why should any manager give a crap what we have to say?