visits are offered to inmates under the care of MDOC. However, there are
strict guidelines and procedures. Conjugal visits are only allowed to
eligible legally married inmates (married is defined as the union of a man
and a woman). The spouse of the inmate must provide proof of marriage.
Common law marriages are not considered legal marriages as defined by MDOC,
and therefore do not qualify for conjugal visit privileges.
that qualify for conjugal visits are those that are "A" or "B" custody
(minimum custody levels) and maintain an acceptable level of good behavior.
In addition, eligible inmates cannot have a rule violation report (a report
that is written after a rule is broken such as fighting, swearing, etc.) in
the last 6 months.
that are identified to be at risk of transmitting HIV or any other sexually
transmitted disease (syphilis, gonorrhea, etc.) to a non-infected person are
not eligible for conjugal visits. Inmates are given one hour for a conjugal
visit and provided with the following items: soap, condoms, tissue, sheets,
pillowcase, face towel and a bath towel. The inmate and spouse are searched
before and after each visit for security reasons.