No, not in federal jail. They are permitted to carry wire-free bras. The reason is that prisoners can sell these items on the illegal market and use the money to buy drugs.
Inmates in California's state jails, which house convicted felons, are promised free pads and tampons. The same may be said for federal prisons around the country. However, upon entering many prisons, inmates are given a sheet of paper with a list of facilities where they can get their supplies. Often, these are called "trusty sheets" or "prisoner of conscience lists".
Generally, inmates can receive tampons and pads through their prison mail system. Some prisons have staff members who will smuggle items into them, but this is illegal most places and could result in additional charges against the inmate.
Many states have passed laws allowing prisoners to receive hygiene products during their incarceration. These laws often require that prisons provide free pads and tampons to women inmates. Men usually only receive underwear as a form of clothing and do not need sanitary products such as diapers or briefs.
In 2004, the Federal Bureau of Prisons began providing free pads and tampons to women inmates. Before this change took place, some prisons did provide these products but at a cost of about $3 per item. Others would sell the items on the black market for hundreds of dollars per box.
Women inmates also receive free pads and tampons through their prison mail systems.
Tight-fitting bottoms, such as leggings, yoga pants, spandex, and leotards, are forbidden in the majority of prisons and jails due to the possibility of being excessively transparent and/or exposing. Finally, and this should go without saying, bathing suits and lingerie are not appropriate wear for visiting an inmate.
Except for a legal envelope, you are not permitted to bring anything into federal prisons in the United States. You will eventually be permitted to visit the commissary, where you will be able to purchase personal things such as watches. Yes, at the state level in Texas, you may buy a watch from the commissary.
Although convicts are permitted to have a certain amount of personal jewelry (even simple wedding bands), large, bulky bling is prohibited. People going to jail, on the other hand, are allowed to keep most types of body piercing jewelry, such as earrings. However, because inmates can trade this stuff for money or drugs, they can be asked to remove any type of jewelry that may be problematic during check-in.
In addition, tattoos are banned but there is an exception for people who are going through rehabilitation programs. In those cases, tattoos are permitted if they're small and covered when being released from prison.
Finally, hair plugs are forbidden but hair cuts are OK.
When detainees arrive at the jail, they are given a basic clothes kit and boots. Prisoners on remand are allowed to wear their own personal apparel provided it is appropriate. When convicts' clothes is considered improper, they are given prison-issue clothing. Remand inmates have the option of requesting prison-issue clothes. Regular issues include T-shirts, shorts, socks, underpants, shoes, a uniform jacket, and a hat.
The choice of what prisoners wear is important because it can affect how others treat them. If they are sent away “inmate attire”, this may cause problems when trying to find work or try and get a loan from a bank. Crimes that carry a sentence of imprisonment also carry a conviction for being in possession of items related to that crime such as weapons or drugs. These items are not necessary used as evidence against the prisoner at trial but they can be seized by police during a search. Items found in convict's belongings include: tobacco, letters written by friends and family, photographs, and money. The prisoner is then required to hand in these items when they leave the facility.
Prisoners in Australia usually receive a daily issue of food which includes three meals a day. Breakfast is served between 7am and 10am. Lunch is offered between 11am and 2pm. Dinner is served between 5pm and 9pm. If a prisoner does not want to eat certain foods, they can ask to be served something else.