On Monday (July 24), Jamaica’s National Security Minister, Robert Montague has revealed plans to grant prisoners conjugal visits.
This means that prisoners will be permitted to spend several hours in private with a visitor, usually their legal spouse. The parties will be allowed to engage in sexual activity.
The inititive, Montague said, is a step forward to begin to humanize inmates, and will provide a platform to reinforce stronger family bonds and facilitate prisoners integration into society more seamlessly.
Montague also disclosed that prisoners have been reclassified to separate hardened criminals from low-level offenders, and that more space is being created to reduce overcrowding and that more prisoners have been put to work.
Vybz Kartel, who had previously released a track titled “Conjugal Visit” (featuring Spice), could now ironically be set to benefit from the government’s recent decision.
As Jamaica recognizes the common-law union, the “Worl Boss” deejay could be allowed visits from his long time spouse Tanesha “Shorty” Johnson.
Meanwhile, Kartel is currently awaiting his appeal trial as he pushes to overturn his life conviction for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.