San Francisco Jail Gets Condom Dispensers
Sheriff says inmates' health trumps controversy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2010 6:19 PM CDT
Now available to the jail's 750 inmates.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Technically speaking, sex between inmates is illegal at the San Francisco County Jail's San Bruno facility. But that hasn't stopped the sheriff from installing 16 condom machines as part of a safe-sex program, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. "It may be controversial," he says, "but I think the larger health education message is important."