Texas prisons are running critically low on hygienic products


With over 150,000 inmates in Texas prisons and funding running low, toothpaste and deodordant are among some of the materials that are running out of stock. Is hygiene a luxury or a neccesity?


2 Comments to “Texas prisons are running critically low on hygienic products”

    lknowles said:
    February 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    What the public does not realize, is, the families pay for most of these Hygiene items for our loved ones. This "CONTRACT" for necessity items means, there is NO DELIVERY to the commissary for us to continue to purchase them the items. These items are not free! The families that have been devastated by the loss of our loved ones, struggling to be able to keep monies on their books to be able to buy these items hygiene items are OUT RAGED our family members would be treated, once again, as less than human. Believe what you want as to why prisoners are in there to begin with, but let’s use our heads, 150K? and how many are innocent….a lot more than you could possibly think! So how many struggling families trying to keep their family members somewhat sane, going through the "legal process" to be told Hygiene is not a necessity! How about the Administration, better yet let’s have all the DA's throughout the state, go and tell your father's, husband's, son's grandson's…..Hygiene items are not a necessity for them.

      Kim said:
      February 11, 2013 at 8:02 PM

      This is so true. My husband is incarcerated and its horrible enough to live with that not to include the thoughts of him not being able to keep his hygiene up. It’s such a disgrace and inhumane to not provide toothpaste or deodorant. You would think that they would consider keeping the health of inmates up so the state would not be out more money for extra medical costs but its true the families and inmates pay for these items. Nothing is a freebie with tdcj. The inmate is doing their time for their wrong, they’re there and they know it, they live with it daily, they haven’t forgotten why they’re there, so they have to be neglected?

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