NPR Program Features Discussions on Efforts to Promote Condom Distribution in Prisons to Reduce Spread of HIV
May 16, 2008
NPR's "News & Notes" on Thursday included two discussions about the spread of HIV in prisons and efforts to promote condom distribution to inmates.
In the second segment, the Rev. Dorris Green, director of community affairs for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, discussed the group's support of HIV screening and condom distribution in Illinois prisons. According to "News & Notes," the "state of Illinois has been resistant" to the proposals.
Green said the group is working on "educating our legislators about HIV" and sex in prisons, adding, "We have a hard time here in this state convincing our legislators that people are actually having sex in prison." The group also is developing a demonstration project that could include condom distribution in a state prison, she said (Chideya , "News & Notes," NPR, 5/15).
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