This article on CNN caught my attention this morning and really got me fired up.
Why women in Arizona are sending a state representative pads and tampons - CNN
Are you kidding me? What kind of uncivilized country do we live in? As a generally conservative-ish libertarian-ish person (point being no one has ever called me a "bleeding heart"), I find this to be abhorrent.
Maybe my reticular activating system drew me in to this article because my brother was recently arrested and held in a detention center for weeks. He had to buy underwear! Guess how much it costs to make a phone call from a penitentiary? It's like calling Japan in the 1980s. The penal system is a scam, run by opportunistic self-righteous A-holes exploiting a vulnerable population. And their families.
Anyway, I guess I have two questions:
1. Is this movement exclusive to Arizona, or can I send tampons and pads to my state?
2. To those of you who work in or have experience in penitentiaries, are their needs well provided for?