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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bonta's Second Try for Distributing Condoms in State Jails Passes Assembly

ASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta's first attempt to expand the distribution of condoms to state inmates in order to fight the impacts of high rates of sexually-transmitted diseases failed last October when Gov. Jerry Brown sidestepped the issue and vetoed the bill.

This week, the State Assembly approved Bonta's reworked bill that focuses this time around on formulating a five-year plan for the distribution of condom in state prisons. Sexual intercourse among prisoners, however, is illegal although Bonta has long stated the consequences of unprotected sex for both prisoners and the population, at large. “Sexually transmitted disease is a tragic reality of life in prison," Bonta said last week.

The bill vetoed by Brown last year was more direct in allowing for a pilot program to begin distribution of condoms. Brown, though, did not tackle the efficacy of the program nor the potential health concerns. In a veto message, he wrote, "The Department [of Corrections and Rehabilitation] currently allows family visitors to bring condoms for the purpose of the family overnight visitation program."

Within both iterations of the prison condom bill, economics play a large part in the effort. Bonta says the cost of the program could be as low a $1.39 per prisoner. Conversely, taxpayer-paid medical bills for incarcerated HIV/AIDS patients can run as high as $24,000 annually. “The data speaks for itself. Over the life of the patient, a single infection can cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars. The long-term benefits to vulnerable communities, and to the budget, are well-worth the modest state investment in providing condoms to state prisoners," he said.

Bonta has another prison-related bill up for reconsideration from the last legislative session. A bill allowing community colleges full funding for courses offered in jails awaits a vote before the full Assembly. Bills from the previous session must be approved in the house of their origin before this Friday.

81 comments :

Bonta is doing prisoners no favor with this bill. Ask any of them they prefer bareback sex.

This is a good bill as it prevents sexually transmitted disease and higher medical bills to treat those diseases, paid by us taxpayers.

"This is a good bill as it prevents sexually transmitted disease and higher medical bills to treat those diseases, paid by us taxpayers."

Yes, if prisoners choose to use the condoms. Keep in mind a couple of things: 1. These are folks who are in prison because they don't like paying attention to rules. 2. If cons really wanted to use condoms to protect themselves, they would get them just like they get any contraband.

I'm so glad Bonta has come up with such a useful scheme. Maybe next he could work the system so that fewer no victim criminals (druggies) are sent to prison in the first place. Nah, that would be dealing with too much reality for someone like Bonta.

Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

I understand there is great savings here, but you can't go around condoning something that is illegal. Prisoners can't engage in sexual relations with each other and that's that!

"Prisoners can't engage in sexual relations with each other and that's that!"

Nor can priests with children. We all know how that goes.

If it saves us taxpayers money I'm all for it!

The only ass is the one who doesn't think this is a good idea.

Bob continues to think with his good side--his ass!

You seem to talk out of yours. What are you a High School dropout?

I'm a taxpayer and Bonta's definitely right on this one. This will save us a ton of money on later medical care, which is required by the courts.

Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

How much of an idiot are you. We are required by law to take care of the health of are prisoners. This costs us millions of dollars every year. As a taxpayer this is a great bill because it will save us tons of money. You don't have to agree with the requirements, but the courts have ruled that we have to follow their mandate.

Bob continues to think with his good side--his ass!

You seem to talk out of yours. What are you a High School dropout?

Anon above-----you are a child. Rob Bonta wins easily against the lunatic fringe.

Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

If you can copy your post, I can copy mine. This time read it. Then you will understand why it won't reduce anything but our income as we pay for their care like the law says. You shouldn't post if you don't know what you're talking about.

How much of an idiot are you. We are required by law to take care of the health of are prisoners. This costs us millions of dollars every year. As a taxpayer this is a great bill because it will save us tons of money. You don't have to agree with the requirements, but the courts have ruled that we have to follow their mandate.

Amen to the above post. I'm a Conservative and a taxpayer too!

Rob Bonta's bill makes a lot of economic sense. I also agree with the arguments in the 12:31 post.

2;50 you really don't know what you are talking about. Read the 12;41 post. You might learn something. You sound like a space ho to me.

Saves me money. I'm all for it this bill. Better to buy condoms then to pay for expensive medical care for years and years and years and years...........

Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

You need to get yours out of your ass. I'm all for it this bill. Better to buy condoms then to pay for expensive medical care for years and years and years and years...........Very few people will die from aids, but they will be treated with expensive drugs till they eventually die from old age after years of super expensive treatment you idiot. This will be a huge unnecessary cost to us taxpayers, but is required by law. Medical treatment is thousands of times more costly than rubbers. You sound like a religious fanatic who doesn't care what it costs us taxpayers.

Nobody gives a flying shit what you think, jerk.

It's jerks like you who oppose the death penalty and want to give these pricks three squares and lifetime medical. Go way, kid. Your head is still up your ass just like Bob's.

Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

Anon above you couldn't get any dumber if you tried. IT COST US TAXPAYERS TOO MUCH MONEY IF PRISONERS GET SICK. I'm a conservative who is realistic and this bill saves us money! It's the courts that gave them lifetime medical. If you want to do something about that, change the law. In the meantime don't be stupid.

Amen to the above post. Thank you Rob Bonta and I didn't vote for you last time, but will this time. Hope the bill passes and is signed by the Governor.

Look whose the horse's ass. F**k the courts. Last time I checked they had NO ENFORCEMENT mechanism. Besides taking it in the ass behind the walls is ILLEGAL. Try to wrap your pea-sized brain around that one.

As for being a 'conservative,' a Berkeley radical like you wouldn't know a conservative he stood up and saluted. I can't take neanderthals such as you. Past your bedtime, kid. You and Bob can both go out and take one in the ass.


Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

Need to enforce the law. Don't give the gays in prison rubbers. Already against the law for them to fuck each other.

Anon 7:30 and 7:32 who is the same child. Stay in High School.

You couldn't get any dumber if you tried. IT COST US TAXPAYERS TOO MUCH MONEY IF PRISONERS GET SICK. I'm a conservative who is realistic and this bill saves us money! It's the courts that gave them lifetime medical. If you want to do something about that, change the law. In the meantime don't be stupid.

Need to enforce the law. Don't give the gays in prison rubbers. Already against the law for them to fuck each other.

If they could have enforced the law they would have already done so. So if this bill saves the state millions of dollars....I'm all for it.

I'm a taxpayer and Rob Bonta's definitely right on this one. This will save us a lot of money on medical care, which is required by the law. The courts have ruled. You may not like it, and frankly I don't like it that they get better medical care than most of us.

You couldn't get any dumber if you tried. IT COST US TAXPAYERS TOO MUCH MONEY IF PRISONERS GET SICK. I'm a conservative who is realistic and this bill saves us money! It's the courts that gave them lifetime medical. If you want to do something about that, change the law. In the meantime don't be stupid.

Nobody gives a flying shit what you think, jerk.

It's jerks like you who oppose the death penalty and want to give these pricks three squares and lifetime medical. Go way, kid. Your head is still up your ass just like Bob's.

Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

You need to get yours out of your ass. I'm all for it this bill. Better to buy condoms then to pay for expensive medical care for years and years and years and years...........Very few people will die from aids, but they will be treated with expensive drugs till they eventually die from old age after years of super expensive treatment you idiot. This will be a huge unnecessary cost to us taxpayers, but is required by law. Medical treatment is thousands of times more costly than rubbers. You sound like a religious fanatic who doesn't care what it costs us taxpayers.

Nobody gives a flying shit what you think, jerk.

It's jerks like you who oppose the death penalty and want to give these pricks three squares and lifetime medical. Go way, kid. Your head is still up your ass just like Bob's.

Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

You couldn't get any dumber if you tried. IT COST US TAXPAYERS TOO MUCH MONEY IF PRISONERS GET SICK. I'm a conservative who is realistic and this bill saves us money! It's the courts that gave them lifetime medical. If you want to do something about that, change the law. In the meantime don't be stupid.

Nobody gives a flying shit what you think, jerk.

It's jerks like you who oppose the death penalty and want to give these pricks three squares and lifetime medical. Go way, kid. Your head is still up your ass just like Bob's.

Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

You need to get yours out of your ass. I'm all for it this bill. Better to buy condoms then to pay for expensive medical care for years and years and years and years...........Very few people will die from aids, but they will be treated with expensive drugs till they eventually die from old age after years of super expensive treatment you idiot. This will be a huge unnecessary cost to us taxpayers, but is required by law. Medical treatment is thousands of times more costly than rubbers. You sound like a religious fanatic who doesn't care what it costs us taxpayers.

Nobody gives a flying shit what you think, jerk.

It's jerks like you who oppose the death penalty and want to give these pricks three squares and lifetime medical. Go way, kid. Your head is still up your ass just like Bob's.

Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

This bill will save us money and I'm all for it. That's why Rob is well liked in his District and Sacramento. Conservatives and liberals love him.

You couldn't get any dumber if you tried. IT COST US TAXPAYERS TOO MUCH MONEY IF PRISONERS GET SICK. I'm a conservative who is realistic and this bill saves us money! It's the courts that gave them lifetime medical. If you want to do something about that, change the law. In the meantime don't be stupid.

Nobody gives a flying shit what you think, jerk.

It's jerks like you who oppose the death penalty and want to give these pricks three squares and lifetime medical. Go way, kid. Your head is still up your ass just like Bob's.

Big waste. Let them all get AIDS and help decrease the surplus criminal population. Bob needs to get his head out of his ass.

If they could have enforced the law they would have already done so. So if this bill saves the state millions of dollars....I'm all for it.

One doesn't skirt the law because it isn't 'convenient.' All laws must be enforced and tightly regulated.

Bonta has gone against his oath to uphold the constitution of the state of CA and the US. He is promoting ILLEGAL behavior in the prisons. No dice.

This bill will be the NEW law in the state. It saves us much dinero and I'm for saving us taxpayers millions.

You couldn't get any dumber if you tried. IT COST US TAXPAYERS TOO MUCH MONEY IF PRISONERS GET SICK. I'm a conservative who is realistic and this bill saves us money! It's the courts that gave them lifetime medical. If you want to do something about that, change the law. In the meantime don't be stupid.

Bob has violated his oath to uphold the constitution of the US and the state of CA. He is espousing promotion of gay sex in the prisons. This is illegal. Period.

We can never support anyone who violates his oath of office, promotes law-breaking and disgusting behavior

He needs to be impeaches even before he loses. Bob is an embarrassment to one and all.

I'm all for it this bill. Better to buy condoms then to pay for expensive medical care for years and years and years and years...........Very few people will die from aids, but they will be treated with expensive drugs till they eventually die from old age after years of super expensive treatment you idiot. This will be a huge unnecessary cost to us taxpayers, but is required by law. Medical treatment is thousands of times more costly than rubbers. You sound like a religious fanatic who doesn't care what it costs us taxpayers.

We believe in having our legislators UPHOLD the law, not pick their nose and then thumb it to the public.

Gay sex in prisons is illegal. Period. That doesn't change.

Bob is encouraging this behavior, and the public won't stand for it.

As for costs to taxpayers, you have no idea what costs are. You've never reviewed the state budge, have no grasp of figures, and are only persuaded by liberal, union, sound bytes for whom you troll. The public won't have it, and neither will I.

Go back to school, take an accounting course, one on public health, and one on civics. I don't have the time, patience or interest in suffering fools such as you, gladly or otherwise.

This new bill will change the law plus save us money and I'm all for it. That's why Rob is well liked in his District and Sacramento. Conservatives and liberals love him.

If they could have enforced the law they would have already done so. So if this bill saves the state millions of dollars....I'm all for it.

That's right. When you can't 'enforce' a law, just say 'whatever!'

Well that's not how our government works. Rule of law trumps your ultra-liberal views and apologist ramblings.

Law-abiding, taxpayers like us will ALWAYS support those who don't pay lip-service to the oaths they take.

We said it before and we'll say it again: Bob continues to pack it in the ass.

Please do us all a favor and crawl back under the rock from whence you came. Also, take some courses in public health, civics, and certainly economics. Your complete lack of understanding about legislative process overwhelms you.

This new bill will change the law plus save us money and I'm all for it. That's why Rob is well liked in his District and Sacramento. Conservatives and liberals love him.


Because Dave Erlich respects the law, he gets our votes.

I'm all for it this bill. Better to buy condoms then to pay for expensive medical care for years and years and years and years...........Very few people will die from aids, but they will be treated with expensive drugs till they eventually die from old age after years of super expensive treatment you idiot. This will be a huge unnecessary cost to us taxpayers, but is required by law. Medical treatment is thousands of times more costly than rubbers. You sound like a religious fanatic who doesn't care what it costs us taxpayers.

Dave Erlich gets our vote and here's why:

That's right. When you can't 'enforce' a law, just say 'whatever!'

Well that's not how our government works. Rule of law trumps your ultra-liberal views and apologist ramblings.

Law-abiding, taxpayers like us will ALWAYS support those who don't pay lip-service to the oaths they take.

We said it before and we'll say it again: Bob continues to pack it in the ass.

Please do us all a favor and crawl back under the rock from whence you came. Also, take some courses in public health, civics, and certainly economics. Your complete lack of understanding about legislative process overwhelms you.

Person above really needs to be deported...back to Bizerkeley!

This new bill will change the law plus save us money and I'm all for it. That's why Rob is well liked in his District and Sacramento. Conservatives and liberals love him.

This new bill will change the law plus save us money and I'm all for it. That's why Rob is well liked in his District and Sacramento. Conservatives and liberals love him.

I'm a taxpayer and Rob Bonta's definitely right on this one. This will save us a lot of money on medical care, which is required by the law. The courts have ruled. You may not like it, and frankly, I don't like that they get better medical care than most of us.

Dave Erlich gets our vote and here's why:

That's right. When you can't 'enforce' a law, just say 'whatever!'

Well that's not how our government works. Rule of law trumps your ultra-liberal views and apologist ramblings.

Law-abiding, taxpayers like us will ALWAYS support those who don't pay lip-service to the oaths they take.

We said it before and we'll say it again: Bob continues to pack it in the ass.

Please do us all a favor and crawl back under the rock from whence you came. Also, take some courses in public health, civics, and certainly economics. Your complete lack of understanding about legislative process overwhelms you.

Person above really needs to be deported...back to Bizerkeley!

You couldn't get any dumber if you tried. IT COST US TAXPAYERS TOO MUCH MONEY IF PRISONERS GET SICK. I'm a conservative who is realistic and this bill saves us money! It's the courts that gave them lifetime medical. If you want to do something about that, change the law. In the meantime don't be stupid.

Dave Erlich gets our vote and here's why:

That's right. When you can't 'enforce' a law, just say 'whatever!'

Well that's not how our government works. Rule of law trumps your ultra-liberal views and apologist ramblings.

Law-abiding, taxpayers like us will ALWAYS support those who don't pay lip-service to the oaths they take.

We said it before and we'll say it again: Bob continues to pack it in the ass.

Please do us all a favor and crawl back under the rock from whence you came. Also, take some courses in public health, civics, and certainly economics. Your complete lack of understanding about legislative process overwhelms you.

Person above really needs to be deported...back to Bizerkeley!

I'm a taxpayer and Rob Bonta's definitely right on this one. This will save us a lot of money on medical care, which is required by the law. The courts have ruled. You may not like it, and frankly I don't like it that they get better medical care than most of us.

Bob still packs in the ass.

Dave Erlich gets our vote and here's why:

That's right. When you can't 'enforce' a law, just say 'whatever!'

Well that's not how our government works. Rule of law trumps your ultra-liberal views and apologist ramblings.

Law-abiding, taxpayers like us will ALWAYS support those who don't pay lip-service to the oaths they take.

We said it before and we'll say it again: Bob continues to pack it in the ass.

Please do us all a favor and crawl back under the rock from whence you came. Also, take some courses in public health, civics, and certainly economics. Your complete lack of understanding about legislative process overwhelms you.

Person above really needs to be deported...back to Bizerkeley!

You couldn't get any dumber if you tried. IT COST US TAXPAYERS TOO MUCH MONEY IF PRISONERS GET SICK. I'm a conservative who is realistic and this bill saves us money! It's the courts that gave them lifetime medical. If you want to do something about that, change the law. In the meantime don't be stupid.

Mrs. Miller and I will be supporting Dave Erlich. We can't support novices who have no idea what they are doing and would be in above their head, Bob Bonta. We also would never support anyone who whores for the unions.

We'll be supporting a breath of fresh air, CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL 2014!

Mrs. Miller and I will be supporting Dave Erlich. We can't support novices who have no idea what they are doing and would be in above their head, Bob Bonta. We also would never support anyone who whores for the unions.

We'll be supporting a breath of fresh air, ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE ERLICH 2014!

I'm a taxpayer and Rob Bonta's definitely right on this one. This will save us a lot of money on medical care, which is required by the law. The courts have ruled. You may not like it, and frankly I don't like it that they get better medical care than most of us.

Mrs. Miller and I will be supporting Dave Erlich. We can't support novices who have no idea what they are doing and would be in above their head, Bob Bonta. We also would never support anyone who whores for the unions.

We'll be supporting a breath of fresh air, ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE ERLICH 2014!

This new bill will change the law plus save us money and I'm all for it. That's why Rob is well liked in his District and Sacramento. Conservatives and liberals love him.

This new bill will subvert the law plus cost taxpayers plenty for condoms, and we're all against it! That's why Bob is ridiculed in his district and Sac. town. Conservatives and moderates will vote his ass out and vote in ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE ERLICH!

We're agreed!

Most of the Assembly district are in favor of this bill because it saves us money. Rob Bonta will win with over 80% of the vote. If you think Erlich has a chance you are even dumber politically than your candidate!

This new bill will subvert the law plus cost taxpayers plenty for condoms, and we're all against it! That's why Bob is ridiculed in his district and Sac. town. Conservatives and moderates will vote his ass out and vote in ASSEMBLYMAN DAVE ERLICH!

We're agreed!

You couldn't get any dumber if you tried. IT COST US TAXPAYERS TOO MUCH MONEY IF PRISONERS GET SICK. I'm a conservative who is realistic and this bill saves us money! It's the courts that gave them lifetime medical. If you want to do something about that, change the law. In the meantime don't be stupid.

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