This week on Points North, former inmates of the Grand Traverse County Correctional Facility claim their basic hygiene needs are sometimes ignored. IPR talked to half a dozen women who say it could take hours for officers to bring them feminine hygiene products.
IPR began investigating conditions in the Grand Traverse County jail last year. More than a dozen former inmates say a handful of corrections officers at the jail ignore their basic needs. They say it can take hours, days or weeks to get items like soap, a toothbrush and feminine hygiene products.
“We are females. We cannot prevent this situation,” says former inmate Jennifer Honeysette. “We can’t just say, ‘Hey, we’re in jail. Let’s not have a period.’”
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