Incarcerated Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel and numerous other prisoners are set to be allowed conjugal visits.
National Security Minister, Robert Montague has revealed recent plans to allow prisoners to be allowed conjugal visits, which are private visits from inmates spouses, usually to engage in sexual activities.
The move Montague claims is a step forward to begin to humanize inmates, and will provide a platform to facilitate prisoners re-integration into society more seamlessly and reinforce stronger family bonds.
The move has already been lauded by Human Rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), who claim it is a positive step towards improving the treatment of prisoners in the Jamaican penal system.
Vybz Kartel, who had previously released a track of the same title, could now ironically be set to benefit from the government’s recent decision, as Jamaica recognizes the common-law union, meaning he could be allowed visits from his long time spouse Tanesha “Shorty” Johnson.