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PLEASE GIVE LIFERS CONJUCAL VISITS BACK.

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LIFERS DESERVE A LIFE INSIDE OF PRISON. EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE MADE MISTAKES THAT WILL KEEP THEM IN PRISON FOREVER, THEY STILL DESERVE TO HAVE SOME FORM OF LIFE. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES AND DEPENDING ON THE CRIME AND THE PRISONER'S INSIDE BEHAVIOR, THEY SHOULD HAVE A RIGHT TO FAMILY/CONJUGAL VISIT BASED ON THEIR BEHAVIOR INSIDE THE PRISON AND AS LONG AS THEY DON'T HAVE A SEXUAL CRIME OF ANY NATURE. THE GOVERNORS OF CALIFORNIA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF JERRY BROWN HAS TAKEN AWAY THE PRIVILEGES OF LIFERS AND LEAVES THEM WITH NOTHING TO LOSE. BUT IF THEY GIVE LIFERS BACK THE OPPORTUNITIES TO EARN A FAMILY/CONJUGAL VISIT, IT WILL CUT DOWN THE INTERNAL VIOLENCE AND WILL GIVE THE LIFERS SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO AND MAKE THEM WANT TO BEHAVE. PRISON VIOLENCE HAS WENT UP BY 27% FOR INMATE ON INMATE CRIMES AND 32% FOR INMATE ON STAFF CRIMES. OUR LOVEONES HAVE BEEN PUNISHED FOR YEARS BEHIND A CRIME THAT ONE LIFER COMMITED DURING A CONJUCAL VISIT HIS ACTIONS WERE UNEXCEPTABLE. LETS NOT RUIN THOUSANDS OF INMATES CHANCES TO REHABILITATE THERE SELFS BY KEEPING FAMILY CLOSE LETS GIVE THEM SOME TYPE OF HOPE TO HOLD ON TO AND IN RETURN I AM POSITIVE THAT THE CRIME RATE WILL GO DOWN BY NUMEROUS NUMBERS. PRISONS HAVE TRYED SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO TRY TO CALM THE VIOLENCE DOWN BUT NO ONE HAS EVEN TRY TO GIVE THEM THE ONE THING THAT WILL KEEP THEM OUT OF TROUBLE THE CHANCE TO SPEND TIME WITH THERE FAMILY. PLEASE CONSIDER OUR PETITION FOR THE LIFERS IN CALIFORNIA STATE PRISONS.

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1 day ago
Nichelle T. from Fontana, CA writes:
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I agree they already have to deal with the harsh reality of never seeing their loved ones Don't be so heartless everyone needs to be loved to feel loved especially if they are not physically dead we all make mistakes so please have a heart to change this
4 days ago
Treese S. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
just now
Fernie G. from las cruces, NM writes:
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all for it
November 16, 2016
Someone from Norwalk, CA writes:
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When the last time you got to hold them & now being sentenced & not to sure when you will be able to hold them they need to give them this chance because life is a heavy word & none should have to suffer that much without holding or having intimacy with their loved one because we would do everything we can just to be with them or by their side. Please give these men who I'm sure realizing a lot in there including mines to please have this opportunity again to have conjugal visits I wouldn't love it more than to sleep next to my loved one! An they do still have a life & need a life even from the inside not to be locked up an not be able to touch at reality! They miss their families and it shouldn't be taken from them like that!
November 9, 2016
ERICA G. from Perris, CA writes:
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EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE MADE MISTAKES AND HAVE BEEN SENTENCE TO LIFE THEY DO NEED SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO AND TRY TO BE GOOD SO THEY CAN SEE THEIR FAMILIES
November 9, 2016
Vannesa V. from Stockton, CA writes:
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To thise who believe that those who are serving a life sentence should not be able to have kids because tax payers have to pay for their children since they do not have to pay child support, please think about the following. At the moment, we are supporting thousands of people on welfare, those who are just too lazy to work, are living on their asses. Those people are not even trying, but many of those people in prison are trying for a better life. They have made a mistake yes, i do agree; but why should they not try for a better life. Keyword is tru here people. I would rather support someone who wants a change in their life rather than have someone sitting on their*****with their hand streched out every month pulling almost 1k every damn month.
November 4, 2016
Someone from Shafter, CA writes:
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This is really stupid, why should lifers be able to make babies and never pay child support. They are doing life period. Tax payers should not have to pay for prison made babies!
1 month ago
Catherine M. from Van Nuys, CA writes:
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they may not have thought of the consequences all the way through***
1 month ago
Catherine M. from Van Nuys, CA writes:
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It is not fair to punish all inmates that are lifers for the crime of one lifer. Yes, his crime was unexcusable but everyone should not have to suffer for this guys error in his ways. Giving the family visits to lifers will reduce crime rates as the family visits are seen as a gem in the eyes of the inmates and most will stay on their best behavior in order to not lose this most sacred privilege of spending the weekend with your family and loved ones. There could be extra precautions taken to ensure that the same thing is not repeated and stricter guidelines for family visits for lifers but they still deserve the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and they are already paying for their crime by doing their time by spending the rest of their lives in prison. Some committed the mistakes when they were really young and not fully matured or they might have thought of the consequences all the way through and they should not have to sacrifice the human connection that everyone craves and desires. I am married to an inmate and there was a chance he could have gotten life and I was still going to be by his side and I will always support my man and being surrounded by loved ones helps keep the inmates at bay and not as easily ready to pop off or jump in when a riot or a fight breaks out. It also helps relieve stress and helps tame anger issues by allowing them to be surrounded by those that love them and understand them no matter what they have done or the crime (s) they committed.
1 month ago
Someone from Sylmar, CA signed.