Qatar builds prison villas for conjugal visits

Two small villas have recently been built in Doha's central prison for married prisoners to either spend five hours or an entire day with their wives and children.

According to a local Arabic newspaper, Brigadier General Mohamed Saud Al Utaibi, director of the penal and correctional institution department in the Ministry of Interior said that each villa is property equipped and does not substitute the two conjugal visit rooms that already exist since many years.

Prisoners that provide legally authenticated marriage certificates can benefit of the facility, reported Gulf Times.

In addition, the central prison has also launched a new hall for family visits, intended to be used particularly during public and religious occasions.

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Posted by: omar faris

This is a good thing. It will help to reduce some practices in prison.

I hope more things are also offered. rehabilitation programs. adult education. sports.

While the goal is to punish them in prison, it is necessary they come out 'better' individuals and don't become repeat offenders.

Posted by: Mark

Lion... Qatar seek acceptance from the rest of the World. World Cup Soccer, Trade agreements , Tourism etc. So Simply Love it or leave it does not fly. To be apart of the World Community we all need to share certain values...

Posted by: Mohammed MH

They don't allow expatriates to bring their families and have family life. Unregulated employment condition, in the private sector, coupled strict requirements for family visa are forcing majority of married expatriates to lead forced bachelor life.

Posted by: Lion

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