STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Oregon foster kids removed from jail that limited tampon access

Lawyers and state lawmakers raised concerns that girls didn't have access to free tampons.

Posted: Mar 29, 2019 6:58 AM
Updated: Mar 29, 2019 7:18 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon child welfare officials are removing foster children from a Klamath Falls residential program located in a county juvenile jail, after lawyers and state lawmakers raised concerns that girls didn't have access to free tampons.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports girls recently were given access to three free tampons at a time, but only if they turned over their used hygiene products to staff.

A Department of Human Services spokesman said four girls in foster care were assigned to the program as of this week and the state will move them to other locations by April 1.

Lawyers who represent the children first sounded the alarm about the hygiene products earlier this month, after one teenager complained that staff would only provide tampons if she earned points for good behavior.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 21488

Reported Deaths: 357
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah496096
Washington311925
Marion293870
Umatilla230228
Clackamas154940
Malheur80414
Deschutes61110
Lane5903
Jackson4732
Yamhill46713
Lincoln4189
Union3942
Morrow3723
Jefferson3714
Polk31912
Linn28410
Klamath2012
Hood River1930
Wasco1923
Benton1696
Douglas1511
Josephine1152
Columbia970
Coos910
Clatsop850
Crook491
Baker400
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Sherman160
Curry150
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant40
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 51°
Corvallis
Clear
52° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 52°
Roseburg
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 62°
North Bend
Broken Clouds
52° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 52°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events