Mills v. Thompson, et al.

A prisoner sued the Kentucky Department of Corrections claiming that the Department of Corrections’ Commissioner did not have the authority to adopt a tobacco-free policy at adult correctional facilities in the state. The court found that the Commissioner had clear authority under state law to implement a tobacco-free policy in state-run correctional facilities and dismissed the prisoner’s claim.


Mills v. Thompson & Parker, Kentucky Court of Appeals, No. 2011-CA-002211-MR (2013)

  • United States
  • Jul 12, 2013
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Appeals


Plaintiff John Mills


  • Ladonna H. Thompson
  • Philip W. Parker

Legislation Cited

Kentucky Revised Statutes Section 196.245

Kentucky Revised Statutes Section 61.165

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