The Federal Bureau of Prisons made an important adjustment this month requiring that tampons and pads be provided to female prisoners, according to an August 1 Bureau of Prisons (BOP) memo. The BOP confirmed to Sen. Corey Booker's office the new operations guideline reflects a policy shift (the BOP did not immediately respond to Refinery29's request for comment). The memo, which mandates that tampons, maxi pads, and panty liners be available free of charge in all federal prisons, came a...


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