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Editorial: Inflated tampon prices in prison reflect a larger issue

In Pennsylvania jails, the price of tampons is more than twice that of the price outside of prisons. Richard B. Levine, Zuma Press | TNSIn Pennsylvania jails, the price of tampons is more than twice that of the price outside of prisons.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 10, 2020

While the price of tampons is an important issue and a severe injustice to women in the prison system, it is not the only issue — or the most urgent — that women are faced with.

New Pa. prison policies only oppress prisoners

(Illustration by Maria Heines | Staff Illustrator)

By Jason Henriquez, For The Pitt News

September 19, 2018

PA Department of Corrections unveiled a set of bureaucratic policies for prisons designed to prevent recent drug trafficking incidents. But these policies won't protect citizens or inmates.

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