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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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Currently, only five states (California, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York and Washington) allow conjugal visits for inmates and their spouses.
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.
Early this month, De Lima met with members of the Alliance of Inmate and DetaineesDalaw (AIDDalaw) who requested that they be allowed conjugal visit on Valentine's day.
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.
But the president said he did not mind being indicted and imprisoned by the International Criminal Court as long as it allows conjugal visits by more than one woman.
Under Irish law, inmates are not allowed conjugal visits.
There are also special privileges that male detainees enjoy that women don't, like conjugal visits, which are not allowed in female dorms because the facilities are much smaller.
The podcast lets prisoners explain everything from the mundane to the harrowing: the fraught process of finding a new cellmate, how conjugal visits work, the unwritten rules of race, and how the inmates arrived in their current confines.
KUWAIT, March 17 (KUNA) -- Parliament's Human Rights Committee discussed on Thursday with representatives of the Ministry of Interior, prisoner rights to conjugal visits, as well as the issue of repatriating non-Kuwaiti inmates.