They must ask an officer if they need more and may possess up to 24 at a time.
Perryville Warden Kim Currier testified that in the past seven and a half months, the prison has spent about $33,000 on pads.
The Department of Corrections has taken a neutral position on the bill, a standard position for a state agency on proposed legislation.
Former prisoners and advocates say that's not acceptable. The Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville in Goodyear is about 30 minutes west of downtown Phoenix.
About 4,000 women were imprisoned in Arizona as of November 2017, according to an Arizona Department of Corrections report.
Currier did share her thoughts on the issue during the committee hearing.
"I’m not aware that there’s a problem with this," she said, in part because there are few formal reports from inmates about this being a problem.
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