New Jamaican Law Allows Prisoners To Start Having S*X In Jail –Causes Social Media War

Prisoners in Jamaica are to be allowed conjugal visits says Robert Montague, Minister of National Security, in Jamaica.

According to The Observer newspaper, the Minister, who caused uproar on the social media after his announcement, made this known while addressing participants at a Diaspora Conference, in Kingston.

The Minister, said he believes that allowing inmates to have se!ual relations with their partners will be beneficial; adding that, it was a ‘Christian thing’ to do.

He said: “I am determined and insistent that we are going to start conjugal visits, and some persons ask me why, but we must treat (incarcerated persons) in a humane way.
“A lot of us (say) that we are Christians; but true Christianity is when you do for the least among us, so we are working on that.”

Following the announcement, Human Rights Advocacy group, known as ‘Stand Up for Jamaica’, endorsed the plans to introduce conjugal visits in correctional facilities.
In a press statement, the group said it believes the move will help to further advance the rehabilitation of inmates.

According to the group, the increasing rehabilitation programmes in correctional institutions, is critical in addressing some of the root causes of crime, and changing the negative attitudes which make it difficult for offenders to return to the society as productive members.

It said: “Conjugal visits will allow inmates to reconnect with their wives, and strengthen their bond with their families.”

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