Elliott v. Board of Weld County Commissioners

Inmates at a county jail brought a civil rights action challenging the constitutionality of a county resolution banning smoking in all county buildings.  The District Court entered summary judgment against the inmates.  The Court of Appeals held that the inmates had no constitutionally protected right to smoke tobacco products and that a complete ban on smoking in the county jail does not violate the Eighth or Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

796 P.2d 71 (Colo. App. 1990).