Women Often Can’t Afford Tampons, Pads In Federal Prisons. That’s About To Change.
Huffington Post
December 20, 2018

“While in prison, Topeka K. Sam developed blood clots so severe that when she got her period, she bled through her sanitary pads. Sam desperately needed something more absorbent, which wasn’t available in the commissary. She was told to put her blood-soaked sanitary napkin into a bag and bring it to a male staff member, who would decide whether she could get a thicker pad.”

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