Assembly Passes Legislation To Distribute Condoms for Inmates in Effort To Reduce STI Rates in State Prisons
On Monday, the state Assembly passed a bill (AB 966) that calls for a five-year plan to distribute condoms to inmates in an effort to reduce the rate of sexually transmitted infections among the state prison population. The bill still must be approved by the state Senate, and faces another hurdle in obtaining approval by Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who vetoed a similar measure last year.
- "Bid To Provide Condoms to California Prison Inmates Clears Hurdle" (Bernstein, Reuters, 1/27).
- "Assembly Passes Bill for Condoms in Calif. Prisons" (AP/U-T San Diego, 1/27).