ACT UP Calls for Condoms in Prison

By TOM HARRIS / KVUE News

A controversy is brewing over whether or not the state of Texas should provide prisoners with free condoms.

One of the reasons this topic is coming into light is because Texas ranks No. 2 in the nation for the number of inmates diagnosed with AIDS.

Texas ranks third for number of prisoners with HIV.

About twenty ACT UP Austin members marched to the offices of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

They are group working to stop the spread of HIV and they think condoms in prisons will help.

“It’s not just an issue that is contained behind bars people come out of the prisons they come back to our communities and bring with them anything they got in prison,” said Ruth True of ACT UP. Source: KVUE

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