New Tampon Policy Provides Them Free to Nebraska Prisoners

January 19, 2018 AT 9:00 AM

Women in Nebraska prisons will get easier access to feminine hygiene products under a policy change announced Wednesday by the state Department of Correctional Services.

Under the new policy, women will be able to get generic tampons and pads for free and will be able to buy brand-name products at cost in prison canteens.

The department’s previous policy has been to provide generic pads for free. All other feminine hygiene products, including tampons, were for sale in prison canteens but at higher prices than in local stores.

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