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Chokey smokey's okey-dokey, says government

The Island's prison says it's seeing fewer power cuts in cells - thanks to e-cigarettes.

A pilot scheme over the last six-months saw inmates at Jurby, where smoking is banned, allowed special e-cigs .

Home Affairs Minister Bill Malarkey says there's been a drop of more than 40 per cent in disciplinary adjudication and almost 60 per cent in behaviour warnings.

The e-cigarettes have also meant far fewer prisoners vandalising electricity supplies to try to light smokes: cell power outages have dropped 50 per cent.

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