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Menstruation Can Become Humiliation in Prisons

Article exploring the realities of prison policy as it relates to the economic burden of feminine hygiene.

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If you think getting your period is a pain, imagine getting it in prison. “The lack of sanitary supplies is so bad in women’s prisons that I have seen pads fly right out of an inmate’s pants,” Chandra Bozelko writes in The Guardianof the wingless, small, and not-so-adhesive pads female inmates are given. Bozelko spent six years at York Correctional Institution in Connecticut, where bunkmates received five pads per week to split.Read more...