Maine Republican says free menstrual products for female prisoners would make incarceration “like a country club”. Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, and Francesca Fiorentini discuss on The Young Turks. MORE TYT:

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"A lawmaker in Maine recently suggested that jail would be like 'a country club' if incarcerated women were given access to free pads and tampons.

State Rep. Richard Pickett (R) made the comments during a hearing last week to advance a state bill that would guarantee free menstrual products in all of Maine’s jails, county correctional facilities and state correctional and detention facilities. Pickett, the chief of police in Dixfield, voted against the bill and explained his reasoning, the Maine Beacon reported.

'Quite frankly, and I don’t mean this in any disrespect, the jail system and the correctional system was never meant to be a country club,' he said, according to Bangor Daily News reporter Alex Acquisto."

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