At least in Danny Rodden’s jail they are. Though the rest of the Indiana county is ruled by a smoking ban, Sheriff Rodden sets the rules in the county jail.
Though the jail had been nonsmoking, Rodden began to allow smoking in the jail about a third of the way into his first term as sheriff last year.
When he became sheriff, there were “so many behavioral problems,” Rodden said. Not all prisoners are allowed to smoke, but inmates with good behavior are given the option…
The new jail allows inmates to choose whether they reside in a smoking or nonsmoking pod.
What a concept. It’s too bad our governments aren’t equally willing to treat ordinary people like the adults they are.