Success: Maryland Allows Inmates Access to Reproductive Health Services

Target: Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland

Goal: Congratulate Maryland on passing a bill that allows for access to sexual health services in prisons.

Inmates in Maryland will now have access to reproductive health services. Maryland passed a landmark piece of bi-partisan legislation that secures access to healthcare for the state’s incarcerated women. The law passed by Maryland lawmakers allows for support for pregnant women and detainees who need treatment, along with providing menstrual products to those who need them. Maryland is the first state to pass a law of this kind and set a precedent for positive steps in the right direction regarding prison reform.

Prison inmates are humans and deserve basic human rights, no matter their crimes. Allowing incarcerated women access to essential healthcare is sure to make a dent in all the known health issues for women in prison. We need more positive changes like this, and we need them now! Sign the petition below to commend Maryland on passing this historical legislation.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Hogan,

Thank you for taking the step to sign the bill that provides so many essential services to women in prison. So often, our incarcerated citizens are seen as undeserving of basic rights. Laws like this ensure that our fellow citizens are getting closer to receiving the care they need in order to properly rehabilitate themselves.

Maryland has made a huge stride in legal justice today, and it is important to recognize that fact. Thank you for supporting this historic law and allowing it to be passed.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    do the same thing with other jails!

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