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.
(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.
(AP) — A scathing inspector general's report says medical care at a Northern California state prison remains "markedly inadequate" despite 10 years of work to improve it.
(AP) — The California state Senate is rejecting a bill that would end a practice of extending jail and prison sentences for repeat drug offenders.