Jennifer Toon

Jennifer Toon is a formerly incarcerated criminal justice advocate and freelance writer. She lives in East Texas.
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Criminal Justice

Having My Period in Prison Was Awful. In Texas, That May Finally Change.

When I was locked up, I often had to go without tampons or pads. A new law ensures that the 12,500 women still behind bars won’t have to.

“Does the commissary have any more tampons?” My bunkie shook her head. “I already asked when I went by there.” I panicked. “What are we gonna do? I’ve got six left, and I had to count them under my bed … Read More