Notes From the Back of the Medication Line

Notes from the back of the medication line, straight up, no juice chaser, by a mental health professional who has seen the madness, defined the madness and lived to tell the tales, sanity intact.

Location: back of the line

I am what I am.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Beats A Baker's Dozen

Lucky Dozen Prisoners To Get Conjugal Visits
Reuters-Twelve exemplary inmates at Beijing Women's Prison will be allowed to celebrate Chinese New Year with 24-hour conjugal visits from their husbands, according to the Xinhua news agency. "The prison authorities said they will select one woman with exemplary behavior from each of the prison's 12 units to enjoy the special treatment," Xinhua said, adding that it was the first time conjugal visits had been allowed at the prison. The prison had 12 standard guest rooms with separate bathrooms, double beds and "other necessary facilities for the special day." But a Beijing News commentary questioned the legal basis of the move, because conjugal visits are not covered in the law. "If the 24-hour visit is recognized as extending care to female prisoners, then the prison authorities should offer the same treatment to all inmates, not just 12 of them," it said. The commentary also warned the prison of unexpected pregnancies. Beijing Women's Prison is the only one of its kind in the city, with 900 prisoners. Chinese New Year this year falls on January 29.
eV comments: Hey, after all it is the year of the dog! It does give new meaning to that whole 'rewarding good behavior' view.


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