Should prisoners have the right to Conjugal visits?

Posted by: Zylorarchy

  • Yes they should have that right

  • No, they should not have that right

64% 7 votes
36% 4 votes
  • Perhaps it will drive down prison rape rates.

  • They improve behaviour by motivating inmates to comply with the various rules and regulations of the prison so they can keep being able to have visits.

  • The prisons should hire prostitutes. That's what I think. Yes, prostitution should be legal. And yes, people don't just some how lose their rights when they are found guilty of a crime. That's just not how nature works.

    Posted by: Shield
  • While I am generally against the institution of prison and didn't know if I should answer this poll if it was proposed to allow sex visits in prisons I would support that proposal.

    Posted by: A341
  • No. I made this poll due to a comment by Cold-Mind about this, stating that prisoners should not have a right to sex and I agree 100%. Like he rightfully says, prison sentences are supposed to be a PUNISHMENT. How can prisons deter if we continue to let in TV's, games, and potentially sex?

  • Prison should be as inconvenient as possible. Perhaps, if these visits were eliminated, you'd see a drop in crime?

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The_Immortal_Emris says2014-08-13T10:08:45.5798549-05:00
"How can prisons deter if we continue to let in TV's, games, and potentially sex?" Because that's all people want, to live in a 5x5 cell with large, violent men, but with an hour a day for public access TV and potentially sex from a person who they never get to see or be near. How will it ever deter them..,Such a paradise.
Zylorarchy says2014-08-13T10:15:30.5220112-05:00
The_Immortal_Emris: Yeah, it's not like people have a choice in committing crimes right? Like murderers and rapists are totally forced to murder and rape. Now let's rewards these people with entertainment, and sex. Let's not focus on rehabilitation and punishment, but on making sure prisoners are sexually satisfied.
1814Username says2014-08-13T11:07:33.8713045-05:00
Crime is overblown in America. I hate to tell people. But most people are brainwashed by what they see on TV. In all actuality, people have more to fear from the police than most criminals. Most people who talk about have never visited a prison let alone had to live there. They act as if they know things about something they dont have the slightest clue about. Want to see crime go down? Provide jobs and decouple the profit made from arresting people. Get rid of all the prison industrial plants and all the money made by counties. Prosecute corrupt district attorneys and cops. Crime would drop overnight because many arrests are bogus.
The_Immortal_Emris says2014-08-13T11:15:28.1080738-05:00
Zylorarchy, What silliness are you even talking about. People will commit crimes whether or not Prisoners can have sex once a month.
The_Immortal_Emris says2014-08-13T11:16:38.0286184-05:00
"Like murderers and rapists are totally forced to murder and rape. Now let's rewards these people with entertainment, and sex. " A truly miopic perspective. You think a single sex act once per month, plus imprisonment with other violent offenders, plus 1 hour of TV, constitutes a "reward". Truly astonishing. Perhaps you would volunteer to be "rewarded" so we can be free of your myopia.
The_Immortal_Emris says2014-08-13T11:18:27.0626452-05:00
"Let's not focus on rehabilitation and punishment, but on making sure prisoners are sexually satisfied." Perhaps once a month is "satisfying" for you, but it's not for most. Why should the lover of a criminal also suffer, simply because their partner made a poor choice? Why do those who want to make prisoners suffer fail to recognize that the vast majority of those in prison are NOT violent offenders. You go straight for the rapists and murderers, but ignore those who are caught in a cycle of systemic poverty and crime.
The_Immortal_Emris says2014-08-13T11:19:46.1682364-05:00
Good lord. Who killed 1814 and replaced them with this person!? I couldn't have said it better myself. Well stated.
Zylorarchy says2014-08-13T11:26:01.0278451-05:00
The_Immortal_Emris: These luxaries (yes I call them that) are not punishment, which is the main purpose of prison. You are saying that sex makes little difference and it probably does not. But I ask you, why? Why should we grant such luxuries to people who have acted against the country. Why should prisoners be allowed enjoyable things such as sex? Prison is for punishment, and rehabilitation. How does allowing sex address either of these? Committing a crime is a choice, abiding by the law allows all of these freedoms anyway...

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