U.S. Department of Justice

The Effect of Conjugal Visitation on Sexual Violence in Prison

Publication year: 2013

Library ID

  • 031318

Other Information

  • 2013
  • 14 pages
The impact of conjugal visitation on prison sexual assaults is investigated. Sections following an abstract include: introduction; theories about the causes of sexual violence—dominance, or sexual gratification; conjugal visitation and sexual offending in violence; data; findings regarding the increase in prison sexual violence due to prison population growth, and the impact of conjugal visitation on inmate sexual offending; and conclusion. Those states that allow conjugal visits have a significantly lower number of reported prison rape and other sexual violence in their prisons.