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How do you feel about States that allow conjugal visits for those who have committed heinous crimes?


New Mexico will soon end conjugal visit opportunities for all prisoners, leaving a total of 3 States that allow the practice - New York, California and Washington state. Historically, prisons that participate in these visits allow all prisoners opportunity of earning the visits on merit of "good behavior". Do you approve of conjugal visits for those convicted of heinous crimes, such as murder, rape and torture? Should the opportunity just be limited to those convicted of non-violent crimes? Or does the whole practice seem to you a slap in the face to victims of crime?

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Best Answer William A. Howard IV (wmhoward4) says

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    wmhoward4, good points. It also can be risky. I know a few years back a German inmate killed his wife during a conjugal visit, and around the same time a Salvadoran inmate murdered his girlfriend.

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Alan (mgeorge1050) says

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    bethperry 2 years ago

    ngeorge1050, I'm not sure about taking away "basic necessities", but perhaps the taking of privileges for bad behavior is a more appropriate alternative?

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