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Petitioning The Federal Bureau of Prisons
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons

The right to  extended family visits is granted by a higher authority - Mother Nature, and should be honored by the federal government.

 

Private Family visits give inmates the opportunity to keep the family together.By doing so, inmates are more likely to have lower recidivism rates and are easier to manage while serving their sentences.

 

We must stop them from destroying the sanctity of marriage I ask you to please concider this it maybe someone you know or someone close to you who is in this situation. 

Maintaining family ties is a very laudable goal that correctional administrators must at the very least try to achieve. Strong family ties are so important in the rehabilitative process and are shown to inhibit recidivism.The possibility of salvaging the family unit while a spouse is incarcerated will take correctional programs that encourage and promote normal family behavior. The family, correction officials and their staff play a major role in successfully bringing an inmate back into society

 


Letter to
The Federal Bureau of Prisons
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Federal Bureau of Prisons

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I am asking that you allow family visits.
There are 217,827 inmates as of October 6, 2011.Which means there are probably double the amount of families.This is a way to help fix broken homes and keep families together.
Family visits give inmates the opportunity to keep the family unit together. By doing so, inmates are more likely to have lower recidivism rates and are easier to manage while serving their sentences.If in fact that relationship on an emotional level is maintained throughout the period of incarceration, then we will actually have restored that family
Human rights activists consider the family bond important and encourage prisons to adopt rules for family visits.The right to Extended Family Visits is granted by a higher authority - Mother Nature, and should be honored by the federal government.Obviously, the incarceration of a family member will have some degree of stress on the family unit. If it is possible to keep these families together throughout the sentence, then the chances of rehabilitation will be greater.
Before family visitation programs can be evaluated fairly, there must be some understanding of the true definition of family . This term is most often a synonym for sex. This is not altogether true. Married couples in society are understood to have rights inherent to marriage and these are called conjugal rights. Sex is but one component of these rights. Conjugal rights are those which enable married persons to enjoy associating with one another, sympathizing together, confiding together, creating domestic happiness, sharing a home together, having certain property rights which are endemic to marriage, preparing meals together, as well as having intimacies with one another.
Family visitation programs can and should be more than inmates simply having sex with their spouses. When applicable, it should involve those other variables which make a marriage so dynamic. Maintaining family ties is a very laudable goal that correctional administrators must at the very least try to achieve. Strong family ties are so important in the rehabilitative process and are shown to inhibit recidivism. The possibility of salvaging the family unit while a spouse is incarcerated will take correctional programs that encourage and promote normal family behavior. The family, correction officials and their staff play a major role in successfully bringing an inmate back into society.There is also the religious aspects of the marital bond. People are allowed to be married while the inmate is incarcerated but never allowed to consummate that marriage. Certain religions do not recognize marriage without consummation. Simply because the husband is incarcerated the wife should not suffer also. Many of the married spouses of inmates want to bear their husband’s child and are not able to because many go in at such a young age and when they come out the wife is like in her 40's
We must stop them from destroying the sanctity of marriage I ask you to please concider this it maybe someone you know or someone close to you who is in this situation.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons does not permit Family visits. It is unfair to the men and women incarcerated as well as there loved ones on the outside. This just add on to broken marriages and stress of thinking there loved ones is cheating and so forth. I do not understand how inmates can work, have flat screen tv and email also use computer and so forth but they can not have sex with there wife or husband especially when they are moved from state to state hrs, miles and states away from their family. Most see there loved ones once or twice a month. If state prisons can allow this why not federal. I do believe under certain aspects depending on your crime for Example: Murders, Rapist, and Crimes towards childern is understandable. But not to allow someone to have sex because of Tax evasion, Fraud, Drugs. This is not harming anybody.
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Sincerely,