Petition Closed

A Conjugal Visit is a scheduled extended visit during which an inmate of a prison is permitted to spend several hours even days, in private 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 of prison. Additionally, the incentive of conjugal visits means that the inmates are strongly motivated to comply with the various day-to-day rules and regulations of the prison.  As a result, inmates consciously avoid any infringements that may disqualify them from having their conjugal visit.

This is an important issue concerning Georgia families that have incarcerated loved ones. Prison Wives/Husbands are often looked over and looked down upon because they are dedicated to and love a inmate/convicted felon, but does that make us any less human than loving a deployed member of the U.S. Military. Some correctional facilities in certain states of the US do offer conjugal visits to inmates, under certain conditions that is, but they are offered. A few to name are California, Conneticut, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York and Washington.

I ask that you help in the matter by signing this petition to allow conjugal/"Extended Family Visits" in Georgia.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Georgia State House
and 3 others
Georgia State Senate
President of the United States
Georgia Governor
I love my husband and he is an inmate, does that make me any less human? Because I want to be intimate with my husband and he is incarcerated, are we not to express that part of our marital obligation to each other? When we are married, our bodies are not our own. We owe each other the physical attention and we're not to deprive one another. The frequency of intimacy depend's on the other person's needs, not just ours alone. Biblically, our body is to be used to comfort and complete the other person. Something is built up in the man/woman and the marriage when this need is met. Something is diminished when it is not. I believe that less violent crimes would occur in prison if inmates were allowed intimacy/CONJUGAL ViSiTS with their spouse as an outlet and not just "weight-lifting" or organized prison games.

A Conjugal Visit is a scheduled extended visit during which an inmate of a prison is permitted to spend several hours even days, in private 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 of prison. Additionally, the incentive of conjugal visits means that the inmates are strongly motivated to comply with the various day-to-day rules and regulations of the prison. As a result, inmates consciously avoid any infringements that may disqualify them from having their conjugal visit.

This is an important issue concerning Georgia families that have incarcerated loved ones. Prison Wives/Husbands are often looked over and looked down upon because they are dedicated to and love a inmate/convicted felon, but does that make us any less human than loving a deployed member of the U.S. Military. Some correctional facilities in certain states of the US do offer conjugal visits to inmates, under certain conditions that is, but they are offered. A few to name are California, Conneticut, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York and Washington.

I ask that you help in the matter by signing this petition to allow conjugal/"Extended Family Visits" in Georgia.