The Henderson County Jailer is pushing to allow inmates to smoke but only a certain kind of e-cigarettes.
On Tuesday, Jailer Amy Brady asked the Henderson County Commission to exempt the detention center from the new smoking ordinance in regards to vaping.
This means inmates in the jail’s living quarters would be allowed to use crossbar e-cigs which is a correctional grade e-cig developed by law enforcement professionals.
The developers say nearly all inmates come to jail with a nicotine addiction, and quitting cold turkey can trigger behavioral issues.
The e-cigs also provide a revenue source for jails. The commission approved a first reading of the revision.