Cigarettes are banned in the lockup.
But inmates can now buy electronic cigarettes at the jail store.
Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor tells a local television station that he hopes the new smokes will result in calmer inmates.
He notes that contraband tobacco is one of the jail's biggest problems.
But an e-cig fix doesn't come cheap.
The jail store is selling the e-cigarettes for 18 bucks each.
Taylor adds there's no cost to the county and the jail makes $4 to $5 profit on each one.