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Tag Archives: 2018 Maryland General Assembly

No tampons in prison? #MeToo helps shine light on issue

In this March 3, 2018 photo, Kimberly Haven, left, and Monica Cooper, two advocates for reforms in correctional facilities, pose for a photo in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Both Haven and Cooper, who are former inmates, testified in favor of a measure to ensure women have free access to menstrual products on request while in correctional facilities. Growing recognition about the lack of access to basic feminine hygiene products that can occur in correctional facilities has created a wave of measures in state legislatures. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Kimberly Haven couldn't get the feminine hygiene products she needed in Maryland's only prison for women while serving a 15-month sentence, so she made her own using toilet paper. She said that after her release in 2015, she suffered toxic shock syndrome and needed an emergency hysterectomy.

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Md. lawmaker pulls bill to limit local control over cellular facilities

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A Maryland lawmaker has withdrawn a bill that could have significantly curtailed local authority over where new cellular equipment facilities may be installed in residential areas and what they may look like. Wireless companies and local officials said they will ...

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