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September 12, 2011

Bill Would Legalize Condoms in Federal Prisons

The Justice Act, a new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in August by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), aims to overturn federal law forbidding condom distribution in federal correctional facilities, according to the Housing Works blog. Activists have recommended this change for years to reduce HIV rates. The Justice Act can't legalize condom distribution in city or state prisons, but it does include language advising state legislatures to adopt the practice. Condom distribution is currently legal only in state prisons and jails in Mississippi and Vermont and in city prisons and jails in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

To read the Housing Works blog, click here.

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carl, omaha, 2011-10-10 02:03:37
they should be used for consensual sex. but in the case of rapes, who is going to put on a condom first?

RogerJ, san antonio, 2011-09-19 16:41:09
I think it's a safety/prevention thing, which I support. We can close our eyes and pretend consential sex doesnt happen, or realize it does, so why not take precaution. Sorry abja47, rape happens without condomns, it's wrong so would someone doing something wrong take precaution? who knows, but think your fiance will be ok.

abja47, West Springfield, 2011-09-13 23:10:09
It s great but I'm afraid for my fiance! Will he feel safe that someone could rape him??????

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