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“The federal Bureau of Prisons quietly issued a new policy last week requiring prisons to provide free tampons and maxi-pads to female inmates.
“The new operations memorandum was released less than a month after Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA, and three other Democratic senators introduced a bill that would have made the same policy change.
“Advocates say that in many prisons and jails around the country, women held behind bars have trouble getting tampons, because of lack of supplies, guards and officials denying their requests, or high prices at the prison commissary.”