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.