Science: Sex in the Calabozo

Mexico's custom of letting male prisoners have occasional visitas conjugates with their wives (or other women) was recommended for U.S. prisons last week by tall, thin, shy Sociologist Normal Sylvester Hayner of the University of Washington.

Visitas conyugales are Mexico's solution to the formidable problem of sex in prison. They not only prevent homosexuality, whose dank infestation in U.S. prisons alarms intelligent penologists, but also often change the entire behavior of a convict and leave him less vengeful and obsessed upon his release. U.S. prisons, at least officially, do not have the custom.

At Cuernavaca Prison 50 to 60% of the prisoners use...

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