A bill that would make feminine hygiene products free in prisons statewide has the attention of lawmakers in Tennessee.

Currently, it costs women nearly $6 to purchase a box of tampons in prison. That doesn’t sound like a lot – before you realize that most women in Tennessee prisons are only paid .17¢ an hour for their labor. It can take an incarcerated woman up to 32 hours to make enough money to afford her tampons.

Tampons and pads aren’t the only basic hygiene products incarcerated women must purchase for themselves – they also have to buy toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap out of pocket.

Sadly, many incarcerated women sacrifice their own basic hygiene just so they can afford expensive phone calls home to children and loved ones. It shouldn’t have to be this way.

Senate Bill 75 and House Bill 129 would restore Dignity to Incarcerated Women by making these necessary hygiene items free of cost for women in Tennessee prisons.

Sign now to show your support for the bill.

No woman should have to choose between calling family and purchasing basic hygiene products. If SB 75 passes through committee, over 3,000 incarcerated women in Tennessee will be one step closer to never having to make that choice again.

Will you sign?

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  • Kristy Dillard
    signed 2019-04-25 12:56:55 -0700
  • Melissa Rider
    signed 2019-04-25 07:39:53 -0700
  • Kathy Jacobsen
    signed 2019-04-24 21:46:05 -0700
  • Christina ball
    signed 2019-04-24 10:50:35 -0700
  • Charissa Walden
    signed 2019-04-24 03:31:13 -0700
    Charissa Walden. I would to be more involved with your organization.
  • Abree Dominguez
    followed this page 2019-04-17 15:24:49 -0700
  • Lauren Reichel
    signed 2019-04-17 08:12:58 -0700
  • Weston Markham
    signed 2019-04-17 07:25:08 -0700
  • Carol Yohe
    signed 2019-04-17 06:38:32 -0700
  • Melissa Taylor
    signed 2019-04-17 02:22:56 -0700
    Prisoners are still human. Stop treating them like they aren’t. Ridiculous everything has become about money and not human life
  • Dawn Egler
    signed 2019-04-16 22:00:31 -0700
    These women deserve to have basic hygiene items! If it was for men… it would be provided!!!
  • Wendy Matherne
    signed 2019-04-16 21:35:25 -0700
    Basic hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrush, soap and shampoo are all paid for from commissary for Men in Louisiana.
  • Debra Madril
    signed 2019-04-16 21:27:55 -0700
  • Christopher Escover
    signed 2019-04-16 20:55:18 -0700
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  • Zoe Tersche
    signed 2019-04-16 09:26:03 -0700
  • Grady Warren
    signed 2019-04-16 08:09:48 -0700
  • Kelly Baker
    signed 2019-04-16 04:45:26 -0700
  • Zoe Tersche
    published this page in Campaigns 2019-04-15 22:39:32 -0700
 

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