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Center for Health Justice Statement on Governor's Veto of AB 1334
Date:10/15/2007

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While preferring that the Governor would have seen fit to sign AB 1334 into law, Center for Health Justice applauds him for recognizing the public health benefits of expanding prisoner access to sexual barrier devices and for opening the door to a pilot project in one of the prisons in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). We also applaud Assemblymember Sandre Swanson for sponsoring this important legislation and his staff for their valiant efforts to move this bill through the legislature and to the Governor's desk.

"While saddened by the veto of AB 1334, I'm excited that the Governor recognized that expanding prisoner access to condoms is not just good for inmates but for their sexual partners back in their communities too," said Vincent Jones, Executive Director of the Center for Health Justice.

Center for Health Justice has been distributing condoms to inmates in Los Angeles County jail system since 2000. Earlier this year, we launched a condom machine pilot in the San Francisco County jails with the Forensic AIDS Project and the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. We look forward to the opportunity to share this invaluable experience with the Governor and the CDCR to develop an effective pilot program to distribute sexual barrier devices in one of the California prisons.

"After working with the Sherriff's departments in Los Angeles and San Francisco to set up condom access programs for prisoners, I am confident that equally successful programs can be developed in the California prison system," said Mary Sylla, Founder and Director of Policy and Advocacy of the Center for Health Justice.

About Center for Health Justice

Founded in 2000, the mission of Center for Health Justice is to empower people affected by incarceration and HIV to make healthier choices and advocate for the elimination of barriers between prisoner health and public health. Center for Health Justice achieves these goals through our pioneering in-custody HIV prevention and treatment programs as well as our innovative policy and advocacy work. We provide treatment adherence education to HIV positive inmates, HIV prevention education to incarcerated women and men at high risk for HIV infection, and supportive services to former clients and HIV positive inmates upon release. We also run the nation's largest condom distribution program for inmates and the only toll-free HIV treatment and prevention hotline for incarcerated populations.


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