The San Francisco Sheriff's Department has installed 16 condom machines for the 750 prisoners at the San Francisco County Jail's San Bruno lockup, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The condom machines, one for each jailhouse pod, are the latest step in a safer-sex program started in 1989, when health workers began distributing condoms to inmates as part of their pre-release counseling. Sex between inmates remains illegal, but officials have given priority to reducing HIV transmission.

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