The suggestion that prisoners in British jails should be permitted conjugal rights has been slammed by UKIP

“Imprisonment is supposed to be a punishment – though we all know already that many such institutions are more like holiday camps,” said the Party’s Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP.


“And now the Howard League for Penal Reform has launched a two-year study on sex in British prisons.


“Plainly it is wrong that prisoners are sexually abused while behind bars but I do not believe for a moment that allowing inmates conjugal rights is the way to go.


“I’m sorry, but prisoners forfeit their ‘human rights’ when they offend society and I think that this study is a waste of time and money and the possibility of permitting conjugal rights is just a disgrace,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP Deputy Leader.


“I appreciate that prisons have a rehabilitation role but there is far too much lily-livered liberal thinking dominating the agenda. 


“The public, quite rightly, want prisoners to be punished for their crimes – not rewarded with TVs, computers and gyms – and certainly not romantic liaisons with their partners” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP Deputy Leader.


“For heaven’s sake let’s get real. Prison is supposed to be a deterrent not the comfy home some have never known. It’s supposed to be tougher inside than out.”