After backlash, Arizona prison raises minimum number of free pads for incarcerated women
A day after an Arizona lawmaker killed a bill to provide a free, unlimited supply of feminine-hygiene products to women in Arizona's state prison, the Arizona Department of Corrections announced Tuesday evening that it will change its policy on the issue.
The department will triple the minimum number of pads that inmates receive per month. It will increase from 12 to 36.
Currently, incarcerated women who need more than the 12 generic-brand pads must ask an officer, who can deny the request, and they may possess up to 24 at a time. Unlike in at least a dozen other states, if they want... read more
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