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California Lawmakers to Allow Condoms in Prisons
Reuters ^ | 08/25/2006 | Reuters

Posted on 08/25/2006 12:55:53 PM PDT by Harrius Magnus

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday to permit condom distribution in the state's prisons, where the HIV infection rate is eight times higher than on the streets of Los Angeles.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: condoms; prisons; stds
Gross. Gives me the shivers.
1 posted on 08/25/2006 12:55:54 PM PDT by Harrius Magnus
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To: Harrius Magnus

hey, why not pass out sex toys to the prisoners too.


2 posted on 08/25/2006 12:56:58 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Harrius Magnus

let the disease infested criminals pass it around


3 posted on 08/25/2006 12:57:47 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT)
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To: Harrius Magnus

They are thinking of making EIGHT year olds have to ride in booster seats - and making 12 year olds sit in the back seats - but hey, let's pass condoms out to prisoners.....


4 posted on 08/25/2006 12:58:03 PM PDT by justche (If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: oceanview

"hey, why not pass out sex toys to the prisoners too."

They already have them. They are the new guys who havn't bulked up yet.


5 posted on 08/25/2006 12:58:26 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: oceanview

Condoms don't work to prevent AIDS. They only make the pillow biters think they are safe. But hey, why let facts get in the way of spending money.


6 posted on 08/25/2006 12:59:15 PM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Harrius Magnus

Remember, it's not rape, it's "suprise sex"!


7 posted on 08/25/2006 1:00:30 PM PDT by bigjoesaddle ("Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats." -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Harrius Magnus
I guess its a cure for prison rape.

( No more Olmert! No more Kadima! No more Oslo!)

8 posted on 08/25/2006 1:01:13 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Harrius Magnus

Think of a wild parady of some kook-burger-run State, and you will come up with REAL policies in Khaliforniastan.


9 posted on 08/25/2006 1:02:39 PM PDT by lormand (Nuke the Islamic States, or kiss your @55 goodbye)
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To: oceanview

They do...

white boys...


10 posted on 08/25/2006 1:02:41 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: eeevil conservative

Yes means yes, no means yes.


11 posted on 08/25/2006 1:02:47 PM PDT by cyberdasher (www.wikistan.com)
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To: Harrius Magnus

What ever happened to saltpeter?


12 posted on 08/25/2006 1:06:50 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Harrius Magnus

I am thankful that reuters chose not to include any doctored photos with this story. The imagery of 'green helmet guy' would be frightening!!


13 posted on 08/25/2006 1:08:04 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Harrius Magnus

Providing clean needles in prison is next.


14 posted on 08/25/2006 1:09:10 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Harrius Magnus

The courts have given prisoners more rights than just about any group other than illegal immigrants.

cells have to be the proper temperature.
excercise
choice of meals and three times a day
pay for work
free education
access to legal books and lawyers
able to practice what the prisoner calls religion (live chickens to kill if necessary)
guards must say please and thankyou (prisoners may reply with feces)
Playboy subscription
cable TV

and, now, condoms


15 posted on 08/25/2006 1:09:57 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: MPJackal

Holes in Condoms . . .

STDs are very tiny organisms, minuscule in size compared to sperm. These super-small viruses can get through a hole in a condom much more easily than sperm can. For example, HIV (the AIDS-causing virus) is so small that two million of the disease-causing agents could crowd on the period at the end of a sentence.

In 1993 the University of Texas analyzed the results of 11 different studies that had tracked the effectiveness of condoms to prevent transmission of the AIDS virus. The average condom failure rate in the 11 studies for preventing transmission of the AIDS virus was 31%.

One reason condoms fail in preventing the transfer of AIDS is that latex condoms have tiny intrinsic holes called "voids." Sperm is larger than the holes, but the AIDS virus is 50 times smaller than these tiny holes which makes it easy for the virus to pass through [Source: Dr. C. M. Roland, editor of Rubber Chemistry and Technology]. To give you an idea of how easy it would be for the virus to pass through these holes, just imagine a ping pong ball going through a basketball hoop.


16 posted on 08/25/2006 1:10:00 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Harrius Magnus

Gross is right. Give em out. Who cares? That won't cost California too much and might actually save on medical bills. Once in prison they have no morals anyway.


17 posted on 08/25/2006 1:11:51 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Harrius Magnus
"Excuse me Bubba, but before you rape me could you put on this state approved prophylactic please? Thanks, and have fun!"
18 posted on 08/25/2006 1:12:57 PM PDT by oldleft
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To: Harrius Magnus
This way the male guards cant get the chick prisoners knocked up! Or the male prisoners cant have a love child with the female staff!

Prison sex, prisoner - prisoner or guard - prisoner is all ready against the rules, and the condoms are an admission the rules do not mater.

19 posted on 08/25/2006 1:19:40 PM PDT by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: Harrius Magnus

Next: FREE LUBE!


20 posted on 08/25/2006 1:27:20 PM PDT by D-Chivas
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To: Harrius Magnus

I guess this is a good thing, since the prison systems seem unable or unwilling to stop homosexual rape in there.


21 posted on 08/25/2006 1:29:47 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: All

Tie a few together and you can strangle someone.

You could fill them full of piss and throw them at a guard.

You can smuggle stuff with them.

Sounds like a great idea.

Wonder what the prisoners will actually use them for?


22 posted on 08/25/2006 1:39:56 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: A_perfect_lady

saltpeter ran away to San Francisco with pepperpeter.


23 posted on 08/25/2006 1:44:16 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: oceanview

I know a guy who wants to sell his penis pump...


24 posted on 08/25/2006 1:45:08 PM PDT by Edgerunner (The greatest impediment to world peace is the UN and the Peaceniks)
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To: ltc8k6
Wonder what the prisoners will actually use them for?

How about a sling shot?

26 posted on 08/25/2006 1:58:30 PM PDT by Mark was here (How can they be called "Homeless" if their home is a field?.)
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To: Harrius Magnus

I don't think too many prison rapists will be inclined to pause and put one on.


27 posted on 08/25/2006 1:58:33 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Harrius Magnus

The title of this article should read, "State Facilitates Homosexuality Prison Rape."


28 posted on 08/25/2006 2:07:42 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: eeevil conservative

Remember that we also pay for AIDS treatment in prison as well.

So not only are we feeding them housing them and giving them tv.. but also paying for expensive AIDS treatment.


29 posted on 08/25/2006 2:19:35 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: oceanview

There are sex toys in prison---underweight white guys. uuugg


30 posted on 08/25/2006 2:22:44 PM PDT by bybybill (`IF TH E RATS WIN, WE LOSE)
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To: sgtbono2002

Works for me. If they won't do anything about it, we ought to provide solitary cells so prisoners could sleep without fear of rape. It would be expensive, but hey, the construction trades will need work as housing slows down.


32 posted on 08/25/2006 2:46:13 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker
Richard Pryor used to do a comedy routine that went roughly:

"They don't screw you in prison for the sex, they do to see that look on your face."

Condoms are meaningless in that milieu.

33 posted on 08/25/2006 2:56:44 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: glorgau

sgusting.


34 posted on 08/25/2006 3:00:55 PM PDT by samadams2000
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To: Harrius Magnus

Did they call it the Prison Rape Legalization Bill?


35 posted on 08/25/2006 3:41:34 PM PDT by InMemoriam
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To: oceanview

well, I guess you gotta help the pretty boys getting rammed up the ....er, ah, you know.. protected?


36 posted on 08/25/2006 3:42:45 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Harrius Magnus

No, no … you don’t understand! They will us them as party favoirs (balloons).


37 posted on 08/25/2006 4:12:31 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Mark was here

Sorry to say this to the immigration-phobes, but just like our current immigration policy. Rules, Schmools, who follows them anyway.


38 posted on 08/25/2006 4:46:29 PM PDT by Harrius Magnus (Self-loathing, self-destructive, and selfish = commonalities of Leftists and Jihadists. Not Welcome.)
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To: Harrius Magnus
This is only worthwhile if they can mandate their use. It's a difficult circumstance... male-on-male rape and forced oral copulation is a problem in prisons. Many of the CA prison population are from an ethnic group known to have a cultural problem with using condoms, considering them non-masculine.

Those being handed out, If they aren't pre-lubricated, are pretty much worthless.

If this can reduce health care costs for prisoners than it's a move worth attempting.

39 posted on 08/25/2006 5:56:00 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Support Arnold-McClintock or embrace high taxes, gay weddings with Angelides.)
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To: bigjoesaddle

That's almost as bad as calling it the log ride.


40 posted on 08/25/2006 6:18:24 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: eeevil conservative
let the disease infested criminals pass it around

While I might agree with you on general principle, the problem is that there are innocent people in prison because of "crusading" Attorney Generals like Scott Lockyer (I may have the name wrong here - he's the A-Hole from MA), Eliott Spitzer, and that fascist swine from California whose name escapes me. Those people don't even deserve to be in prison, much less get HIV.

41 posted on 08/25/2006 6:20:37 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Why isn't there an "NRA" for the rest of my rights?)
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To: satchmodog9
That's almost as bad as calling it the log ride.

Or "fudge packing".
42 posted on 08/25/2006 6:22:42 PM PDT by no dems ("25 homicides a day committed by Illegals" Ted Poe (R-TX) Houston Hearings 8/16/06)
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To: bigjoesaddle

...are you a fellow LUEser?


43 posted on 08/25/2006 7:29:25 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: driftdiver
"hey, why not pass out sex toys to the prisoners too."

They already have them. They are the new guys who havn't bulked up yet.

It's cruel...but true.

44 posted on 08/25/2006 7:33:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (...unnngh!)
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To: doc1019
They will us them as party favoirs (balloons).

Speaking of balloons...

The following was written by CA Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-66th Assembly District.

The winner of this year's Fourth Annual Nosey Award is Assembly Member Paul Koretz, D-West Hollywood. Mr. Koretz authored AB1677, the Correctional Condoms Act. AB 1677 provides for the legalization of, and distribution of contraband in our state's correctional facilities, by allowing the free distribution of condoms and dental dams to inmates.

With the understanding that sex between inmates is a crime, this bill's stated purpose is to prevent disease. What this strange bill does not do, is provide for the disposal of the potentially hundreds of thousands of used condoms. Who gets stuck with that job? Would our correctional peace officers be relegated to the duties of a peep show custodian?

Inmates often indulge in a practice known as "gassing," which is the act of using their own bodily fluids as a weapon. An Officer may be exposed to inmates' blood, urine, feces and semen as an inherent job hazard. Now, with a condom, the inmates have a "water balloon" delivery system.

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45 posted on 08/26/2006 2:12:37 PM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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