The dark origins on conjugal visits.

/The dark origins on conjugal visits.

Just where does this tradition come from (at least in the context of the US)? Spoiler alert: it’s racism. And the transition in the US from “overt” slavery to the current system that masquerades as mass incarceration.

Interesting because conjugal visits themselves aren’t the problem; it’s good for reintegration for prisoners to retain ties to family and loved ones outside of jail which, yes, includes having intimate time alone with a spouse or partner. It’s just that, well. Conjugal visits haven’t always been used that way, or for that purpose.

2017-07-17T11:43:16+00:0031st December, 2016|Tags: culture, cw: racism|