Condoms In California Prisons Could Reduce HIV And Cut Costs

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sex in prison is illegal, but people and legislators alike know that it occurs, whether consensual or forced.

Nonetheless, condoms are not handed out in California prisons and are considered contraband, unless brought in by spouses during overnight visits (only allowed for low-level offenders). Even then, inmates are only permitted 10 condoms, and those are carefully monitored.