Calif. Lawmakers Consider Prisoner Condom Legislation
California lawmakers are considering a bill (AB 999) that would require state officials to make condoms available in each of the state's 33 adult prisoners by 2020 to limit the spread of HIV and other diseases. Assembly member Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) said inmates should be able to practice safe sex to help curb an infection rate that is higher than in the general population. However, state law prohibits sex between inmates.
- "To Cut STD Rate, Calif. Considers Condoms in Prison" (Thompson, "KPCC News," AP/KPCC, 7/7).