AB 966 (Rob Bonta, D, Oakland)—the Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act—now requires California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to develop a 5-year plan to extend the availability of condoms in all California prisons.
AHF: Gov. Brown Signs ‘Condoms in Prisons’ Bill:
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(AHF), the operator of the largest non-government HIV testing and prevention program in California, today praised California Governor Jerry Brown for signing (Rob Bonta, D, Oakland)—the Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act—legislation that now requires California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to develop a 5-year plan to extend the availability of condoms in all California prisons. Existing law makes it a crime to engage in sodomy while incarcerated in a state prison and existing regulation prohibits inmates from participating in illegal sexual acts or possessing condoms.
“Governor Brown’s approval of AB 966 is a giant leap forward for safer sex policy and human rights for prisoners,” said , President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “This bill will help protect prisoners from the potential health consequences of possible sexual violence behind bars and reduces the likelihood of possible transmission of any STDs or HIV to family members or other partners in the community upon a prisoner’s release. We thank the Governor for signing this important public health measure today.”
AB 966, which the Governor signed late Friday, was authored by (D Oakland, 18 Assembly District) and was sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
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