The Oregon state House has voted to provide all incarcerated women and girls with free menstrual products.
The measure passed unanimously in the state House. The bill states that all incarcerated women and girls in the state must be provided with free access to “tampons, sanitary pads, postpartum pads and panty liners at no cost to all.”
“Facilities shall maintain a sufficient supply, which shall be stored, dispensed and disposed of in a sanitary manner,” the bill adds. If passed, the bill is expected to cost around $100,000 to be implemented.