Condom machines installed at SF's county jail

September 8, 2010 7:52:10 AM PDT
Inmates in San Francisco's county jail in San Bruno now have access to condoms.

Sixteen condom machines have been installed for about 750 prisoners.

Sex among inmates is technically illegal, but the health department says realistically, it happens. Sheriff Michael Hennessy says it's an extension of a safe-sex program that began 11 years ago.

Grants from UCSF and a Southern California nonprofit paid for the condom machines.