Boxes of tampons are displayed in a pharmacy.Mark Lennihan / AP file
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is suspending a newly introduced policy that would have barred women who visit inmates at state prisons from wearing tampons or menstrual cups.
Virginia Secretary of Public and Homeland Security Safety Brian Moran said Tuesday on Twitter that he had ordered an “immediate suspension until further review.”
The abrupt about-face comes a day after widespread media coverage of state prison officials’ plan to ban tampons starting next month as a way to prevent contraband from being smuggled into prisons.
The NFL heiress who allegedly hit a lawyer with her glass purse while spewing anti-Semitic comments on New Year’s Eve may be heading to trial.
Jacqueline Kent Cooke, the 29-year-old daughter of late Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday where a judge adjourned the case to Oct. 23, the New York Daily News reported.
Prosecutors have reportedly recommended Cooke serve three months in jail.
Matthew Haberkorn previously told the New York Daily News the NFL heiress became irate last New Year’s Eve when she was waiting behind his 77-year-old mother in a coat-check line.