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AB-966 Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 966
CHAPTER 587

An act to add Chapter 10.9 (commencing with Section 6500) to Title 7 of Part 3 of the Penal Code, relating to prison inmates.

[ Approved by Governor  September 26, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  September 26, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 966, Bonta. Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act.
Under existing law, the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is responsible for the administration of the state prisons. Existing law makes it a crime to engage in sodomy while incarcerated in a state prison and existing regulation prohibits inmates from participating in illegal sexual acts.
This bill would require the department to develop a 5-year plan to extend the availability of condoms in all California prisons.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act.

SEC. 2.

 Chapter 10.9 (commencing with Section 6500) is added to Title 7 of Part 3 of the Penal Code, to read:
CHAPTER  10.9. Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act

6500.
 Based on the recommendations contained in the “Evaluation of a Prisoner Condom Access Pilot Program Conducted in One California State Prison Facility” report, and in light of the successful pilot project conducted at California State Prison, Solano, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall develop a five-year plan to expand the availability of condoms in all California prisons.