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Conjugal Visits for Missouri

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The use of "family visits" would benefit the inmates, and their family's very much due to the much needed time for children to get to know their parents, parents to spend time with their children, husbands and wives to have time together and inmates to share time We are supporting the idea of conjugal visits in our Missouri State prisons to those who are incarcerated.
A conjugal visit is a scheduled extended visit during which an inmate of a prison is permitted to spend several hours or days in private, usually with a legal spouse. While the parties may engage in sexual intercourse, the generally recognized basis for permitting such a visit in modern times is to preserve family bonds and increase the chances of success for a prisoner's eventual return to life outside prison.

The use of "family visits" would benefit the inmates, and their family's very much due to the much needed time for children to get to know their parents, parents to spend time with their children, husbands and wives to have time together and inmates to share time with elder family that may no longer be present once released from prison. Conjugal visits would allow for much stress to be relieved from inmates, therefore less violence in prisons would occur. Also conjugal visits may decrease homosexuality in the Missouri Prison System. Visits are only permitted for registered domestic partners who are not themselves in custody. Even with such restrictions, the program helps some inmates reconnect with an important source of outside support as a reentry, reintegration, and recidivism-reduction strategy.
In the US, Extended Family Visit programs are justified by 5 of the 6 participating states on the grounds that it helps preserve the family. The hope is that maintaining familial relationships during incarceration will motivate prisoners to improve their behavior both behind bars and upon release. Additionally, the incentive of conjugal visits is that inmates are strongly motivated to comply with the various day-to-day activities and regulations of the prison. As a result, inmates consciously avoid an infringement which might disqualify them from having a conjugal visit.

The visit will usually take place in a structure provided for that purpose, such as a trailer or small cabin. Supplies such as soap, condoms, tissues, sheets, pillows, and towels may be provided.

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Apr 13th, 2017
Someone from Collinsville, IL signed.
Feb 23rd, 2017
Someone from Springfield, MO writes:
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I agree with this program. It would cause the inmates to behave. Most of the inmates would do anything for a chance to spend quality time with their wives. They are already doing time for Their crime. Some inmates are sentenced to life as young adults Due to drunk driving they made huge mistakes and are already being punished by having to live the same day over and over again. How would you feel if you had no rights anymore do to one mistake as basically a kid and was still a virgin to never know the affection of a woman. And everyday you have no one but your wife in your life and are told you will never know her intimately. Plus there's a lot of inmates that are not guilty. That are being punished for a crime they did not do. All it takes is one person who hates you to say you touched there kid and then if kid hated guy too say he touched me in bad places next thing you know you are in prison and labeled child molester. See how flawed our system is to cause you to lose your rights to spend time with your spouse.. I really hope this can pass. Because the examples I used are true cases that happened.
Feb 2nd, 2017
Someone from Marshall, MO writes:
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I believe conjugal visits should be allowed for prisoners. At least every 3-6 months if once a month is to much, especially for newlyweds!
Feb 2nd, 2017
Someone from Marshall, MO writes:
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I believe conjugal visits should be allowed for prisoners. At least every 3-6 months if once a month is to much, especially for newlyweds!
Jan 31st, 2017
Diamond J. from Saint Louis, MO signed.
Jan 24th, 2017
carmen l. from Gardena, CA signed.
Jan 22nd, 2017
Amber D. from Kansas City, MO signed.
Dec 13th, 2016
Essie L. from San Diego, CA signed.
Nov 29th, 2016
Someone from Saint Joseph, MO writes:
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Please make this happen!!
Nov 15th, 2016
E W. from Irving, TX writes:
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Please make this happen stop the genocide of our race not continuing on because someone is incarcerated. We deserve to be families too!