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.
Some California prison inmates are getting special training behind bars. Rich Ibarra reports they're learning to train service dogs.
UPDATE: 11:15 p.m. - Dead inmate identified. Corrections officials say one inmate is dead and five others have been taken to an outside hospital to be treated for stab wounds after a riot Wednesday afternoon at California State Prison, Sacramento.
Eighteen California state prisons will have arts programs for a second year. One of those prisons is the California State Prison, Sacramento, also known as “new Folsom.”
(AP) - Authorities are spending $8 million this year on efforts to reduce the number of California prison inmates who die of drug overdoses.