Lawmakers approved AB966 by Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Alameda on a 45-26 vote Monday.
Unlike the previous legislation, which spelled out a plan for California prisons to distribute condoms, the latest version would ask the California Department of Corrections to write its own plan.
Brown rejected last year's legislation, saying the corrections department already allows family visitors to bring condoms for overnight visits.
Bonta says a community group has volunteered to donate the condoms and dispensers. Condoms are not legally available in most prisons because it is illegal for inmates to have sex with each other.
Fire camps are home away from home for firefighters during wildfire season. Prison inmates staff the mobile kitchens at fire camp, serving hot meals to firefighters as they come off the line.
The wardens from the state's two largest women's prisons abruptly stepped down last week amid allegations of rampant inmate abuse at the Central California Women's Facility and a spike of suicides at the California Institution for Women in Corona.
(AP) — Drug use appears to have increased since California began a multimillion-dollar program to keep illicit drugs from reaching state prisons.
More than 30 Sacramento prison parolees are receiving their high school equivalency certificates. The Sacramento County Office of Education says children of incarcerated parents are seven times more likely to be incarcerated themselves.