Smoking banned in Kiwi prisons - try a carrot stick instead...
KIWI inmates are being told to swap cigarettes for carrot sticks before they are forced to kick their tobacco habit altogether.
New Zealand jails will go completely smoke-free in July as part of radical new laws designed to make prisons safer and healthier.
To prepare addicted prisoners in the lead-up, the Department of Corrections is trialling a bizarre national directive to supply inmates with two carrot sticks a day.
A memo leaked to the Southland Times provides costings, stating that one jumbo carrot provides 16 carrot sticks which are to be cut into uniform sizes "to the best of our ability".
It suggests a good way of distributing the carrots is by reusing bread bags, the newspaper reported.
Corrections Association of New Zealand president Beven Hanlon has admitted that when he first heard about the "alternative therapy" he thought it was a joke.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/carrots-not-cigarettes-for-kiwi-inmates/story-e6frfkyi-1226066427144#ixzz1NyUOhWiN