One group of prisoners will now have an opportunity to practice safe sex while in jail.
A new pilot program that offers free condoms for prison inmates is nearing completion. The Solano State Prison in Vacaville is installing 10 condom distribution machines to be filled with 1,200 condoms a week. The idea according to prison officials is that the condoms will minimize the spread of sexually transmitted diseases among inmates.
Technically, it is against the law for inmates to have sex, and state officials said that won't change. Just now, those who do take the chance will be a little more protected.
And the best thing of all, officials say no taxpayer money will be used for the program.