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.
The State of California has dropped an appeal in an ongoing court case regarding the state’s treatment of mentally ill prison inmates.
Governor Jerry Brown had a lot to say about the California criminal justice system today. But he stopped short of proposing reforms.
California appears to be making progress on reducing the state prison population.
It’s been just over a week since California voters went to the polls, and one proposition is already having an effect.