California Transgender Inmates May Soon Be Given Bras, Mascara, & Lip Gloss
The rule change was prompted by complaints of a murderer serving a life sentence…
Men’s prisons in California may soon provide access to bras, mascara, and lip-gloss for inmates who identify as transgender.
Women’s prisons would also be equipped with boxers and aftershave, according to rules introduced by the Department of Corrections. The rules stem from a lawsuit brought against the state by a murderer serving a life sentence, who was the first inmate in the state to receive taxpayer-funded sex change surgery.
“Transgender female inmates housed in men’s facilities could have feminine undergarments, lip gloss, and mascara, for instance, while transgender male inmates in women’s prisons could wear aftershave and boxers,” according to the Associated Press.
Women in prison have relatively little access to makeup themselves, and there are accounts of female inmates getting creative by using Jolly Ranchers for hair gel, and M&M’s for lip stain. More