Tell your reps: give dignity to female prisoners!
Here’s one aspect of mass incarceration that the media doesn’t talk much about: the soaring incarceration rates of women. The number of women in prison continues to grow, yet federal policies have failed to adapt to this development.
The Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, recently introduced in the Senate, would take steps toward addressing this issue by requiring federal prisons to provide free tampons and pads and eliminating harsh punishments for pregnant women.
All members of Congress should support this common-sense bill ensuring that female prisoners receive basic, humane treatment. Tell your reps: support the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act!
Prisoners should be treated humanely, regardless of their gender.