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Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SF Jail Program Is The Model For Law To Provide Free Condoms To California Prisoners

A new law in California will require state prisons to make condoms available to all prisoners, even though sex between inmates is still a crime.

03/15/2015

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Following LA’s Lead, Nevada Considers Condom Requirement For Porn Films

Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow.

01/24/2015

Former porn industry workers protest in front of Cal/OSHA offices in Oakland, November 6, 2014.

Former Porn Industry Workers Protest In Oakland Over Condom Rules They Say Are Being Disregarded

Former porn stars are speaking out about a job risk they say is not being taken seriously, while some porn industry advocates say it’s much ado about nothing.

11/06/2014

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Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.

08/22/2014

San Francisco Armory

Kink.com May Leave SF Because Of Tight California Porn Laws

Pornography purveyor Kink.com has asked San Francisco for permission to convert its Mission District studios to office space because the company feels bound by state restrictions on shooting adult films.

04/03/2014

condoms

HIV On The Rise In San Jose Homeless Encampment Known As ‘The Jungle’

“The Jungle” has been described as one of the largest homeless encampments in the nation. Santa Clara County health officials say it’s become a breeding ground for sexually transmitted diseases.

03/25/2014

L. condom 12-packs (L. International)

San Francisco Condom Company Launches Valentine’s Day Delivery Service

A San Francisco condom company has launched a delivery service for Valentine’s Day couples and is promising the delivery by bike messenger in 60 minutes or less.

02/14/2014

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California Senate Passes Bill Approving Condoms For Prison Inmates

California lawmakers are approving a plan to hand out condoms in adult prisons, despite the state’s ban on having sex behind bars.

09/09/2013

A selection of condoms at a drug store. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

Taxpayer-Funded Condom Delivery Program For Teens Expanding In California

The taxpayer-funded program allows kids between the ages of 12 and 19 to get up to 10 condoms a month mailed to their home, without parental permission.

05/02/2013

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Condoms No Longer Allowed As Evidence In San Francisco Prostitution Cases

After pressure from human rights organizations and health officials, a decision was made by the San Francisco’s District Attorney to no longer allow condoms as evidence in cases of prostitution.

04/30/2013

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