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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Allow sex in prison, says the Prison Care and Counselling Association

General News Allow sex in prison, says the Prison Care and Counselling Association

Yesterda's He was speaking in Kabwe today when he addressed hundreds of prisoners at Mukobeko maximum security prison
Prisoners at Mukobeko maximum security prison

Prison Care and Counselling Association (PRISCCA) has called for constitutional clause that will allow conjugal rights for prisoners.

Association Executive Director Godfrey Malembeka, says there is need to review the prison laws and consider conjugal rights of inmates.

Mr. Malembeka made the call during an exclusive interview with ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday.

He noted that most divorces are jumpstarted by lack of conjugal rights by spouses of prisoners both men and women who fail to wait for their partners to finish their jail sentences.

Mr Malembeka stressed that, once conjugal right to prisoners is allowed, it will reduce HIV/ AIDS cases in prisons in that some people enter prisons negative but leave the premises HIV positive.

He further explained that due to lack of conjugal rights, inmates resort to having anal sex hence the increase of anal sex cases which are a leading driver of HIV/AIDS in prisons.

“I know how inmates sexually harass each other that’s why am in support of conjugal rights in prisons,” He said said.

Mr. Malembeka urged the government to build facilities in which prisoners can get visits from their spouses and enjoy their conjugal rights.

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50 COMMENTS

  1. Awe bena If you are convicted you must feel punished for your wrong doings, I think that doesn’t need to be entertained nangu ma rights.

    • You are missing the point; its not sex for sex but sex for life…HIV is real in prisons, you steal chickens and jailed for 4 years only to come out with HIV because some sex staved guy raped you time and again…the are many cases like this, nobody deserves a death threatening disease to be passed on in an unfair manner…

    • Prison is meant to deny offenders of their social life and sex is included. I thought hh showed these inmates how to use their hands.

    • @Prince you are 100percent correct! A nation is judged by the way it treats its prisoners. We need to show more humanity to this section of society. It is wrong to treat prisoners in a manner which ultimately sees them being turned into animals that anally rape each other. Ba Mwisho ba Malembeka has worked with prisoners and knows that this evil is occuring. Some of you chaps could one day end up in the cells so don’t think these things don’t apply to you.

    • Ctn… So what would be best is to allow them to have private time with their wives or girlfriends who are sexual partners of the opposite sex in order to reduce such terrible cases of prisoners having same sex amongst themselves.

      In developed nations conjugal rights to prisoners are allowed and this must be adopted here.

    • When you cold bloodedly commit a crime it means you are prepared to lose your freedom and spend time in a prison cell. If the govt is going to allow you to have sex with your wife/girlfriend while incarcerated, then you are not being punished for the crime, you are being rewarded. While you are in prison the tax payer is further being punished by paying for your prison accommodation, food, security.

    • Being what they are, prisoners don’t deserve such privileges. The best that can be done is to provide dummies for them to f##k. At least is their depraved thinking they will have tasted even muzungus.

    • You call yourself @Reader and you can’t read. What Mr Malembeka is saying we need to allow spouses to prisons for conjugal rights. This will not only reduce on HIV infection among inmates but also preserve marriages. Developed countries are already doing this

  2. He has a good point. The only thing is there is more that require to be in order in prisons, if its prisons he is concerned about. Things like congestion, cleanliness & hygiene, availability of toilets etc.

    • 3.1 why shouldnt the be bedrooms? Are they not people who deserve the right to comfort, cleanliness, etc…these are people and if you dig deeper, over 80% of them would not have been in this position if our leaders were better managers of our economy and if FATHERS WERE BETTER PARENTS!

    • Do current facilities allow for privacy? Where do they have sex from in the current state? The thugs with no wife visitations will rape all the men that had wives visit. No sane woman would risk sex in a Zambian prison with little or no privacy. You risk being raped by the mob waiting outside the door. In developed countries prisons have very good facilities that also allow for privacy.

  3. He may have a point but sex with who? With fellow prisoners, I suppose? Or will his lofty institution provide the partners?

    • Read the article again. He has clearly said allow sex in prison to avoid divorces. This simply means that spouses will be allowed to visit the inmates for the sole purpose of the coitus act.

  4. Denial of conjugal rights is also part of correction and discipline in prison.Thats why it is called Prison. Be Careful with things that you copy from disgruntled culture nations just because they have well paid you.Why can’t you advocate for their speed appeals, good sanitation, spacious cells and rooms etc than to hallucinate in this way?

    • Yes, but he is saying the absence of conjugal rights is also responsible for the spread of HIV/AIDS. At the end of the day society suffers. So, the question is can we reduce this scourge from prisoners and ex-prisoners by allowing conjugal visits.

  5. Worthy debate, considering the crimes that prisoners are locked up for…. Rape, men molesting young boys, defilement etc. I can see an inmate imprisoned for beastiality asking to have some privacy when his sheep (ewe) is brought to come and visit him in jail.

  6. You wronged the society you deserve nothing but to lose some priviledges as punishment.Sex is not food so it is not a human right .

  7. These convicts should be used to clean our streets once a month.That’s the sexual payback Zambia should get from you for your crimes.

  8. You might as well release them! Mr Malembeka, were you at some time imprisoned or you are fighting for some one imprisoned?

  9. Personally i have never been convicted of a crime and arrested but surely most of the above comments are disappointing, Those of you who are busy saying denial of conjugal rights is part of the punishment. Wait till you get arrested then your neighbor starts sleeping with your wife?……The point is not all who are arrested truly deserve to be there-, even if the case were so that should not be basis for dissolving marriages- God forbid. We are all potential prisoners either rightly convicted or wrongly so, we should never cheat ourselves that we will change things when we taste prison, Only a mediocre character would think so. Need i say more?

    • You have missed he point of correctional detention altogether. Remember some of these offenders are sex offenders and wife abusers… the list goes on, so feeding them more sex will never help. Mediocrity would be to think HIV and AIDS in prison will reduce because a caged sex offender or indeed others of such poor character are allowed to have sex. Absurd!!!!

  10. If you are in prison you are a prisoner therefore you have no rights other than food bed space and a clean toilet. Conjugal rights that is going too far some things because of your actions must be deprived sorry.

  11. A prison that allows such as sex, voting etc is not a prison and will not achieve the main reason we have prisons ie correction of wrong doers. Please close this page and open another one that makes more sense.

  12. We can condemn prisoners in whatever way we want but should also realize that some of them are in those prisons for crimes that others committed(and are walking scot-free).Conjugal rights for the inmates, my foot!

  13. Punishment is not to enjoy but to feel the pain. If punishment is enjoyed is cease to be punishment. People are punished to deprive some rights from them. So sex is one of those rights which are deprived.

    • @Rasmo you are as cruel as they get. Do not confuse the legally constituted penalty handed down by the courts with a physiological need. In fact prison is for rehabilitation – it has NOTHING to do with your biblical hell! DAMMIT!

    • @kalok get your facts in order. Sex is not a physiological need, like food or water. You cannot die because of sex starvation. Many people live happily in their old age without sex. Prisoners need better living conditions than sex. Less overcrowding and good sanitation. This guy goes to visit prisons and all he saw were sexually starved prisoners? There is something wrong with Zambia.

  14. Mr Malembeka’s girlfriend is in prison, it sounds like. How can one work up and think of such things. Next it will be sex in Church, Sex in Hospital. What kind of thinking is this. Where are we going. What about people jailed for defilement, more sex for them?. Please think. This is disgusting to say the least. people go to visit with abapongoshi, parents, children etc. Can you imagine seeking permission from the children at wait for me, in need to have conjugal whatever before we return home. It also means that the visiting hours will have to be much longer, because the prison warders cant cut sex mid way.

  15. Bupuba at its best WHERE DO THESE IDIOOOT LIKE MALEMBEKA COME FROM KANSI? MU PRISON TE MU HOLIDAY RESORT OR SOME CLUB, NI PUNISHMENT N EVERYTHING IT IT MUST BE SEEN TO B PART OF THAT PUNISHMENT.
    MAYBE ADVOCATE FOR MORE ROOMS FOR PRISONERS SO THAT THEY DON’T SHARE N RAPE EACH OTHER MXM.
    SO ACCORDING TO THIS FOOLISH MALEMBEKA PRISONERS MUST B SUPPLIED WITH SEX WORKERS OR MUST BE ALLOWED TO INVITE THEIR WIVES FOR SLEEPOVERS, OR WHAT DOES HE SUGGESTS IN ORDER FOR PRISONERS TO HAVE SEX, OR SHOULD THE MALE N FEMALE PRISONS BE JOINED N PRISONERS CAN ENJOY EACH OTHER N PRODUCE JUNIOR OFFENDERS? THIS GUTS IS MENTAL N MUST BE SENT KU CHINAMA BEFORE HIS MADNESS GOES VIRAL.
    THUS IS AFRICA N IT MUST B SAID CERTAIN HUMAN RIGHTS DO NOT N SHOULD NOT EXIST EG SEX IN PRISONS, GAYSM, AND…

  16. Rights, Rights, Rights. Eventually we shall ask for the right to receive without input. To be seen to be working some just opt to open their mouths without first thinking over what they want to communicate. Like someone has said that others are in jail because of abuse of the right to sex, can you see it right also to give them sex as the corrective measure? Pilato has the right to run away but does he have the right to insult others? He is equally denying his wife the right to sex so he must just come back and apologize for the second time and am sure he shall be forgiven but the scar he has made shall remain. My opinion is NO SEX FOR PRISONERS.

  17. Surely is a Mr so called Malembeka in his right sense?How can he even think of that? Awe fili uko tuleya.

  18. Here is an advert for you Mr Malembeka:

    Prison warder wanted, qualifications:
    1. Grade 12 certificate with two credits in any subject as a minimum
    2. Ability to supervise sex will be an added advantage
    3. The warder shall ensure that all prisoners who register for sex get ready and take a shower an hour ahead of the visitors’ arrival.

  19. I think allowing Such services in Prison is not a solution. Mind you, its not everyone who has a wife.Imagine a prisoner with a wife having sex in prison and goes to tell the other who is starved and has no wife how much he has enjoyed and feel relieved. Then what will come to the mind of the other? Is it not sodomy to the vulnerable? I can agree with bloggers who are saying; these NGOs need to advocate for Cleanliness, spacious cells and enough recreation facilities so that inmates should not focus on thinking about sex. Its like a situation in the communities without recreation, the only thing young ones think of is indulging in alcohol and drug abuse.

  20. Since sex isn’t a spectator activity, I wonder how authorities will go about managing scheduled conjugal visits when they already have challenges managing social visits. Is there anywhere in the world were it’s being done?

  21. They should also set up Bars and Taverns so that those prisoners without wives can have a good time too. Foolish idea by Malembeka.

  22. Nkhani yochinda CANNOT BE FOR PRISONERS, WE COULD DO IT BETTER BY SAYING prisoners who are married need to share jail sentence with a his wife, so ngati wamangiwa 8yrs then serve 4 and your wife 4

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