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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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Inmates have argued that "certain sexual rights and privileges are conferred on a husband and wife by the marriage bond, and that [inmates are] entitled as a matter of right to participate in conjugal visits while in custody." (43) For instance, a New York inmate contended that a prison regulation that precluded conjugal visits violated his wife's equal protection rights by denying her the right to consummate their marriage.
According to his legal team, the IPS said the ruling only applied to routine visits, not conjugal visits. But after he threatened to sue the IPS again, the officials agreed to grant his request this week.
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.
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.
Under Moroccan law, conjugal visits - where inmates are allowed prolonged time with their spouses - are often "unofficially" rewarded to inmates for good behaviour.
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.
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.
Juan Ramirez Tijerina's wife Maria del Mar Arjona tried to smuggle him from a Mexican jail after a conjugal visit yesterday.
Chapman told a parole panel last week that after spending the first few years in mandatory protective custody, he was offered the option of entering a conjugal visit program.
Snowball Merriman dying before my conjugal visit. And day-time make-over shows on Saturday night TV.
Under Spanish law, Debbie, from Alloa, and Stewart, 33, from Tullibody, both Clackmannanshire, will be entitled to one conjugal visit a month.
The Mirror reportsthe pair have been writing to one another for a year and have yet to meet, although Miss Smith has reportedly looked into whether conjugal visits are allowed in the UK.