'I couldn't ask for condom in jail over outing fears'
2 July 2013 Last updated at 06:11 BST
The chief inspector for prisons in England and Wales says some jails are not providing inmates with condoms.
Nick Hardwick says many prisons offer a confidential sexual health service but some refuse to supply prisoners with contraception leaving them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections including HIV.
Newsbeat reporter Sima Kotecha spoke to this former prisoner, who doesn't want to be identified, about his sexual experiences behind bars.