The Effect of Conjugal Visitation
on Sexual Violence in Prison.
Relenting in the name of love, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has restored overnight conjugal visitation
at the Muntinlupa City prison after months of withdrawing the privilege following raids at the facility late last year that yielded contraband goods and revealed luxury accommodations within the compound.
Defined as unsupervised visits that permit sexual contact between inmates and their spouses, conjugal visitation
is an unbalanced development in Western countries.
While many states have adopted conjugal visitation programs to further promote family relations, Ohio has not found that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages and financial cost to prison administrators, families of offenders and the community.
While conjugal visitation is mostly advocated to assist the offender in maintaining strong family bonds, the usefulness of the program in promoting this goal has not been clearly established.
In the area of due process, prisoners have asserted that there exists a constitutional right to conjugal visitation while imprisoned.
44) In the alternative, the inmate claimed that the regulation unconstitutionally classified which facilities would offer the conjugal visitation program and which inmates from those facilities would be allowed to participate in such a program.
200) The court maintained that the Hernandez court intended to reject only the narrow right to conjugal visitation
2) If states deem conjugal visitation
appropriate, they may also be sympathetic to private sector involvement in prison industry.
programs allow inmates and their spouses personal time together on prison grounds during which they may engage in sexual intercourse (Hensley, Rutland, Gray-Ray and Durant, forthcoming; Rutland, 1995; Hopper, 1989, 1969; Kent, 1975).
are strictly prohibited, not because of moral restrictions on behavior at federal facilities but because pregnancies would compromise interpretation of the studies.
Does participation in conjugal visitations
reduce prison violence in Mississippi?