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How Getting It On Goes Down in Prison

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Should prisoners get more freedom for this?

Teresa Jo Burchfield, the wife of a GOP lawyer who has served under three presidents, was caught doing the deed with an inmate Fauquier County, Virginia jail. The pair were spotted trading physical favors for “workout pills” in the backseat of her car. She was charged with willfully delivering unauthorized articles to a confined prisoner.

This little incident opened up a larger conversation about what inmates are allowed to do to get pleasure, and whether or not our laws about romance in prison are archaic. Do you think that more physical intimacy could lead to less people in prison for shorter periods of time?

prisoner in jail cell

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