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conjugal rights

n. a spouse's so-called "rights" to the comforts and companionship from his/her mate, meaning sexual relations. Some states allow prisoners to have "conjugal visits" so that they may have private visits and sexual relations with his/her spouse (or "significant other") in a special room or apartment.

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Christopher Pollock, who is serving a sentence at HMP Birmingham, says the ban on conjugal visits in prisons across England and Wales "makes a mockery of the justice system" and even has the cheek to quote Winston Churchill to bolster his argument.
Currently, only five states (California, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York and Washington) allow conjugal visits for inmates and their spouses.
Under Moroccan law, conjugal visits - where inmates are allowed prolonged time with their spouses - are often "unofficially" rewarded to inmates for good behaviour.
But even as Blanco begged authorities for a conjugal visit to cement his marriage, he had no idea that punters were lining up to pay for sex with his new wife.
New York, June 29 (ANI): After the historic legalization of gay marriage in New York last week, the state Department of Correctional Services is now rewriting its rules for inmates' conjugal visits to cover it to same-sex couples.
The Daily News reported in 2008 that Chapman is allowed conjugal visits for up to 44 consecutive hours.
Saudi Arabia allows conjugal visits and married prisoners and detainees who have been held for more than three months may spend up to three hours in private with their wives once a month.
He used a weapon made in the jail workshop to kill his 36-year-old girlfriend Isela, and his two children fathered during conjugal visits - son Angel, four, and baby daughter Valeria.
But if Manson does marry, he would not be allowed so-called family visits, California's term for extended overnight stays typically called conjugal visits by other states, she said.
He'll be after conjugal visits next, so he Back on the Street, Eileen has decided she's had enough of Todd.
During his stay in prison, Lakhvi was allowed conjugal visits by his wife and even fathered a child in 2010.
com)-- According to playwright Jay Huling, the Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a New York landmark and active maximum security prison, once had a secret cellblock where inmates received massages, manicures, and were even treated to conjugal visits from the prison's warden.