To cut STD rate, Calif. considers condoms in prison

Jul 08 2013 10:49 AM

Associated Press, by Don Thompson Posted By: BaseballFan- Sun, 07 54 2013 11:54:50 GMT SACRAMENTO (AP) - California prisoners have unprotected sexual contact, forced or consensual, even if both are illegal, and this reality often leads to the spread of HIV and other diseases in prisons and in communities where felons are paroled. Setting up a difficult conversation, one state lawmaker says it´s time to give inmates a way to practice safe sex behind bars to reduce an infection rate that experts say is much higher than that of the general population. The proposal from Oakland Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta comes despite a law prohibiting any sex between inmates, ...

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