In Prison, Femininity Is A Privilege And Periods Are A Medical Emergency

There was a marathon of the MSNBC documentary series Lockup this past weekend, and one of the episodes focused on the L.A. County Jail system including a facility for female prisoners (the majority of whom are incarcerated on drug-related charges). Interestingly, in this prison system, women and men are treated… » 2/12/08 2:30pm 2/12/08 2:30pm