FILE - This Oct. 27, 2011 file photo shows homosexual inmates housed in their own segregated unit, where a sign warns against sexual activity, just above a locked box where inmates depo

 

              FILE - This Oct. 27, 2011 file photo shows homosexual inmates housed in their own segregated unit, where a sign warns against sexual activity, just above a locked box where inmates depo
FILE - This Oct. 27, 2011 file photo shows homosexual inmates housed in their own segregated unit, where a sign warns against sexual activity, just above a locked box where inmates deposit their used condoms - issued weekly at the Men's Central Jail, in Los Angeles. As uncomfortable as the topic may be, one state lawmaker says it's time to give felons a way to practice safe sex behind bars so disease does not follow them when they leave. Two small states _ Vermont and Mississippi _ already distribute condoms in prisons, as do a handful of counties. But spreading the practice to California's prison system would be the first time it would be tried on a mass scale. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)