Policy & Politics
Illinois House Panel Approves Measure to Allow Prison Inmates to Purchase Condoms
March 6, 2009
The Illinois House Human Services Committee on Thursday voted 4-3 to approve a bill (H.B. 0419) that would allow prison inmates to purchase condoms to prevent the spread of HIV, the Chicago Tribune reports. According to the bill's sponsor, Rep. Monique Davis (D), condoms should be made available in prisons for those inmates who do not follow bans on sexual activity. "Safe sex is talked about every place except inside the prison," she said.
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