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(San Luis Obispo Tribune)   County charges female prisoners for hygiene products; attorney sees red, says it's a civil rights violation to staunch the free flow of tampons and county must absorb the cost, no strings attached. Period   ( sanluisobispo.com) divider line
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2018-03-05 03:05:09 AM  
So we are supposed to believe that rag?
 
2018-03-05 03:29:29 AM  
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Why use hygiene products? Just  use what you have around....
 
2018-03-05 03:35:22 AM  
Of course they charge women for hygiene products.

If I was a worser person, instead of shiatposting on fark all day, I'd design a device that measured approximate airflow that could be hooked up to the HVAC and charge all those prisoners for their oxygen too.

But I have ethics, unlike anyone who runs a prison.
 
2018-03-05 03:36:00 AM  

girlygirlmpls: Just use what you have around


The Diva Shiv?
 
2018-03-05 03:50:11 AM  
 If the attorney thinks there won't be strings attached, they're out of their cotton pickin' mind.
 
2018-03-05 04:24:45 AM  
They need to set those men-strate...
 
2018-03-05 05:35:36 AM  
It must be that time of the news cycle.
 
2018-03-05 05:52:20 AM  
Missed a glorious opportunity to use the Plug tag, subby.
 
2018-03-05 06:33:12 AM  
Are you bloody serious?
 
2018-03-05 06:36:32 AM  
Their stay isn't free, you might say.
 
2018-03-05 06:43:17 AM  
Paula Canny - who won a $5 million settlement for the family of Andrew Holland, an Atascadero man who died in County Jail last year - filed a lawsuit demanding the county provide tampons free of charge and, after a thorough accounting, refund all money paid by inmates.

Um... blood money?

/ducks
//predicts this thread will be shut down for misogyny
///by noon today, tops
 
2018-03-05 06:53:11 AM  
Cuts into their profits.
 
2018-03-05 06:53:24 AM  
The law, in it's majestic equality, charges both male and female prisoners for tampons.
 
2018-03-05 07:30:00 AM  
I bet the judge tells the lawyer to stuff a sock in it.
 
2018-03-05 07:51:37 AM  

Ambivalence: The law, in it's majestic equality, charges both male and female prisoners for tampons.



They're called manpons, oppressor.
 
2018-03-05 07:52:22 AM  
Stanch. The word is stanch.
 
2018-03-05 07:53:17 AM  
If they charge market price for hygienic supplies, is that unreasonable or immoral?

(This being a prison, I suspect their normal prices are well above what you would pay outside, and that does seem unreasonable for standard hygienic supplies.)
 
2018-03-05 07:53:17 AM  

vudukungfu: I bet the judge tells the lawyer to stuff a sock in it.

If so, what a douche.
 
2018-03-05 07:53:30 AM  
Vagina.
 
2018-03-05 07:53:49 AM  

a particular individual: Stanch. The word is stanch.

Not unless they're deprived of hygiene products; then it's stench.
 
2018-03-05 07:55:52 AM  

dragonchild: a particular individual: Stanch. The word is stanch.
Not unless they're deprived of hygiene products; then it's stench.


It attracts bears.  Great, now they'll have bears in the prison.
 
2018-03-05 07:56:13 AM  
Prisoner's are the only group of people in America, for whom the United States Supreme Court has said have a fundamental right to free health care.  Tampons fall under health care. 

Which brings up another point, if criminals have a constitutional right to free health care, what the hell about the rest of us?
 
2018-03-05 07:56:56 AM  
Bravo, Subby! And bronze medals to:

markie_farkie: So we are supposed to believe that rag?

GooberMcFly: Missed a glorious opportunity to use the Plug tag, subby.

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: Their stay isn't free, you might say.

vudukungfu: I bet the judge tells the lawyer to stuff a sock in it.

RanHakubi: Are you bloody serious?

 
2018-03-05 07:56:58 AM  

Dork Gently: If they charge market price for hygienic supplies, is that unreasonable or immoral?


It's unreasonable if literally the only hygienic supply you decide not to pay applies to only a non-random subgroup within the entire population.

Put another way, they're paying for toilet paper because both men and women use it for hygiene.  They're not paying for tampons because only women use those and lets be honest, f*ck women.
 
2018-03-05 07:57:26 AM  
I wonder who leaked the story?
 
2018-03-05 07:57:27 AM  
They should've included free Midol as well.
 
2018-03-05 08:00:15 AM  
That is standard for the rushin' red army.
 
2018-03-05 08:00:54 AM  

winedrinkingman: Prisoner's are the only group of people in America, for whom the United States Supreme Court has said have a fundamental right to free health care.  Tampons fall under health care. 

Which brings up another point, if criminals have a constitutional right to free health care, what the hell about the rest of us?


Go commit a crime and end up in jail and you, too, can enjoy the wonders of good, wholesome, gov't funded American healthcare.
 
2018-03-05 08:01:49 AM  

Dork Gently: If they charge market price for hygienic supplies, is that unreasonable or immoral?

(This being a prison, I suspect their normal prices are well above what you would pay outside, and that does seem unreasonable for standard hygienic supplies.)


Yes, because the inmates don't have the opportunity to earn a "market price" income to pay for those hygienic supplies.  The upper end of prison job income has dropped to $3.50/day.  That's the upper end.  Bottom end is under a dollar.  Per day.
 
2018-03-05 08:03:10 AM  

Peaceboy: If the attorney thinks there won't be strings attached, they're out of their cotton pickin' mind.


That's racist...
 
2018-03-05 08:03:53 AM  
Not to tampon their rights but they could Stay Free if they didn't commit any crimes.  It's not a New Freedom, you know.
 
2018-03-05 08:03:55 AM  
Out of curiosity, what's the normal prison situation with toilet paper? My closest experience has been tv shows/movies set in prisons, where they always seem to carry a roll with them when they hit the bathroom. I assumed it was because they each had to purchase them - but I suppose it could just be the only way to ensure there will be toilet paper in the stall.

By the way, I'm fine with tax money going to provide toilet paper and tampons to any and all prisoners as needed. Call it health care or basic sanitation, or whatever else you like, but it's a necessary expense.
 
2018-03-05 08:06:37 AM  
I snickered way too much at that headline.
 
2018-03-05 08:09:12 AM  

eKonk: Out of curiosity, what's the normal prison situation with toilet paper? My closest experience has been tv shows/movies set in prisons, where they always seem to carry a roll with them when they hit the bathroom. I assumed it was because they each had to purchase them - but I suppose it could just be the only way to ensure there will be toilet paper in the stall.

By the way, I'm fine with tax money going to provide toilet paper and tampons to any and all prisoners as needed. Call it health care or basic sanitation, or whatever else you like, but it's a necessary expense.


I do know as a practice, prisons don't pay for any hygiene products for inmates.  I'm not sure about the TP issue.  However, if an inmate can't afford tampons, TP has been known to be used.  The last part taught to me by my wife.  Sometimes know how to make do when caught off guard.
 
2018-03-05 08:14:06 AM  

markie_farkie: So we are supposed to believe that rag?


Its record is spotty.
 
2018-03-05 08:15:45 AM  
Subby is a hard working subby.
 
2018-03-05 08:15:47 AM  
I have a sanguine belief that this lawsuit will take wings.


/obhave
//that the ex-stent of it
///slashies
 
2018-03-05 08:16:18 AM  
They also charge for toothpaste and bars of soap. Sure they have the free stuff but you really don't want to use it if you can get away with it. If you don't want a free sanitary napkin but a tampon instead then you have to pay for it. Don't like it? Then maybe don't do things that will get you locked up.

It's three hots and a cot. Not three hots and a cot and tampons.
 
2018-03-05 08:16:19 AM  

lack of warmth: ...However, if an inmate can't afford tampons, TP has been known to be used.  The last part taught to me by my wife.  Sometimes know how to make do when caught off guard.


yeah, go with the flow.
 
2018-03-05 08:18:37 AM  

Dork Gently: If they charge market price for hygienic supplies, is that unreasonable or immoral?

(This being a prison, I suspect their normal prices are well above what you would pay outside, and that does seem unreasonable for standard hygienic supplies.)


On the off chance that you're just playing stupid, I won't call you a farking retard just yet.

It's not a luxury and it's not optional. It's a basic human bodily function. Charging the women for minimal hygiene supplies when they literally have no other recourse is a noxious combo of greed, cruelty, and deliberate humiliation.
 
2018-03-05 08:21:42 AM  

lennavan: Dork Gently: If they charge market price for hygienic supplies, is that unreasonable or immoral?

It's unreasonable if literally the only hygienic supply you decide not to pay applies to only a non-random subgroup within the entire population.

Put another way, they're paying for toilet paper because both men and women use it for hygiene.  They're not paying for tampons because only women use those and lets be honest, f*ck women.


I mean, if they agree to it I will.
 
2018-03-05 08:22:07 AM  
Reported, subby
 
2018-03-05 08:22:10 AM  
 
2018-03-05 08:25:22 AM  

eKonk: Out of curiosity, what's the normal prison situation with toilet paper? My closest experience has been tv shows/movies set in prisons, where they always seem to carry a roll with them when they hit the bathroom. I assumed it was because they each had to purchase them - but I suppose it could just be the only way to ensure there will be toilet paper in the stall.

By the way, I'm fine with tax money going to provide toilet paper and tampons to any and all prisoners as needed. Call it health care or basic sanitation, or whatever else you like, but it's a necessary expense.


From my time in the navy I can make a good guess on the TP thing. They buy the cheapest sandpaper-like TP that they can buy in bulk. It gets the job done but it's not something that most people would buy on their own. The general rule on buying TP was one roll, per person, per week.
 
2018-03-05 08:27:45 AM  
A++ headline, would sensibly chuckle again.
 
2018-03-05 08:28:51 AM  

Cheeseburger: Bravo, Subby! And bronze medals to:

Can I at least get a participation trophy?

dragonchild: what a douche.

 
2018-03-05 08:29:01 AM  
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2018-03-05 08:31:51 AM  

winedrinkingman: Prisoner's are the only group of people in America, for whom the United States Supreme Court has said have a fundamental right to free health care.  Tampons fall under health care. 

Which brings up another point, if criminals have a constitutional right to free health care, what the hell about the rest of us?


Funny how us people living in the real world watch our drug addict family get that same free care.
 
2018-03-05 08:32:34 AM  

Lochsteppe: Dork Gently: If they charge market price for hygienic supplies, is that unreasonable or immoral?

(This being a prison, I suspect their normal prices are well above what you would pay outside, and that does seem unreasonable for standard hygienic supplies.)

On the off chance that you're just playing stupid, I won't call you a farking retard just yet.

It's not a luxury and it's not optional. It's a basic human bodily function. Charging the women for minimal hygiene supplies when they literally have no other recourse is a noxious combo of greed, cruelty, and deliberate humiliation.


Did you even bother to RTFA? They give free sanitary napkins to the female inmates. Tampons are a luxury item. So no, you're wrong. They do have a recourse. They might not like it because it's uncomfortable or whatever but they won't be left with stuffing a newspaper up their asses (I forget which movie had that scene).
 
2018-03-05 08:33:31 AM  
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