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This law amends the Administrative Code of the city of New York adding a section which indicates the obligation of the department of correction to provide feminine hygiene products to inmates

Country

USA

Region

New York

Organisation Location

State

Date of Introduction

13.07.2016

Status of Policy

Law

Specific Person/s

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Fernando Cabrera , Elizabeth S. Crowley, James Vacca, Costa G. Constantinides, Deborah L. Rose, Inez E. Dickens, Margaret S. Chin, Karen Koslowitz, Mark Treyger, Mathieu Eugene, Carlos Menchaca, Ben Kallos, Andrew Cohen, Daniel R. Garodnick, Laurie A. Cumbo, Helen K. Rosenthal, Brad S. Lander, Stephen T. Levin, Inez D. Barron, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Sue Serino. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal

Description

This law amends the Administrative Code of the city of New York adding a section which indicates the obligation of the department of correction to provide feminine hygiene products to inmates. The products shall be provided by the department’s expenses to all the inmates under their custody for at least This bill would require the Department of Correction to provide all female inmates with feminine hygiene products as soon as practicable upon request. The bill would also require the Department of Correction to provide individuals arrested and detained in the custody of the Department for at least 48 hours with feminine hygiene products as soon as practicable upon request 48 hours after being retained or arrested.