Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tenn. jail sells e-cigarette to inmates?

Tenn. jail sells e-cigarette to inmates


LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (WHAS11) -- A jail in Tennessee has come up with a unique way to make money, by selling electronic cigarettes to inmates.

Smoking is no longer allowed inside the Macon County Jail in Lafayette, so the jail is selling a new kind of e-cigarette made especially for use behind bars.

Unlike the ones you can buy, these can't be recharged.
Inmates get about 500 puffs before they have to buy a new one at a cost of $13.50.

Sheriff Mark Gammons hopes the jail will see a profit.

"Hope I can make $45 thousand a year and that profit will be turned in to help pay these guards for being understaffed, underpaid," Sheriff Gammons, said.