Females in Federal Prison are Still Being Charged for Having Their Periods
Date:  10-18-2017

Despite a directive from the Federal Bureau of prisons to provide free tampons, sanitary pads and panty liners, 11 prisons are not compliant
From Vice News:

Two and a half months after guaranteeing free feminine hygiene products for female inmates, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is still making women pay for tampons, pads, and panty liners.

Every woman in federal custody is guaranteed tampons, pads, and panty liners free of charge, according to a new policy established Aug. 1, 2017. But female inmates and advocates tell VICE News that facilities across the country are still not complying.

The new policy came in August after Democratic senators Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala D. Harris of California, and Dick Durbin of Illinois introduced a bill called the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act in July that would require free hygiene products for women. That bill never went anywhere, but in a rare move, the Bureau of Prisons issued its policy memo three weeks later. Continue reading >>>