Testimony Of Inmate “P” And Her Experience Of Houston County Jail

I was left in a holding cell for 24hrs with no pads given to me after I told the guards I started my period. The next day my jumpsuit was covered in blood. Officer Morris came on shift and was shocked by the blood and shook her head when I told her I asked for pads but was not given any. She got me a clean jumpsuit and a few pads.

Then docket asked me “why did I do that?” like it was my fault that I started my period and my fault I was covered in blood even though I asked for pads the day before.

On another occasion I was woke up at 3am for no particular reason and told to strip naked and spread my legs by Officer Hughes. I felt violated and ashamed like I had been raped or something. She is the only guard in the whole jail that wakes people up in the middle of the night and makes them strip naked.

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