[Ed. – Sure. The Golden State has all that extra money, and nothing else idiotic to pay for.]
A U.S. district judge last week ordered California state prison officials to provide free chest-flattening underwear, also known as compression tops, to transgender inmates at women’s prisons and feminine accessories to transgender inmates at men’s prisons.
Requiring inmates to buy compression tops “effectively” denies those items to individuals who cannot afford them, according to U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, who issued the order on Friday. Taxpayers, therefore, must foot the bill. …
As part of the order, men’s prisons must provide bracelets, earrings, hair brushes, and hair clips for transgender inmates. One judge worried that some of the products posed safety risks to prisoners, but Tigar objected, arguing that items such as earrings and bracelets could be made from materials like rubber.