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Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) has said that there are no provisions in the law to allow conjugal visits at the institution.

This comes following a recent announcement of plans in for conjugal visits in prison.

A conjugal visit is defined as a scheduled period in which an inmate is permitted to spend several hours or days in private with a visitor, usually their legal spouse, during which time they may engage in sexual activity.

The visits are intended to, among other things, preserve family bonds and increase the chances of success for a prisoner’s eventual return to life after release.

However BCF Public Relations Officer, Kerwin Albert, told the Times in an interview that such visits are not allowed at the prison here. He disclosed that there are professional visits to inmates by Probation Officers and lawyers, but The facility has not been directed by law on conjugal visits.

He said such a matter would lie within the purview of the policy makers who are the ones directing what can be done at the BCF.

Albert told the Times that during social visits, inmates are allowed a minimum of thirty minutes to associate with visitors and under certain conditions, the period may be prolonged

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