Lori Berenson, who was convicted of collaborating with the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement in Peru and has served 13 years of her 20 year sentence, is apparently pregnant. Berenson, who married a former inmate in 2003 and is allowed conjugal visits, hopes to be paroled as early as 2010 (which will be well after the child is born). While congratulations are due to Berenson and her husband, Anibal Apari, one wonders about the repercussions of allowing conjugal visits to turn into procreational visits. Do they provide condoms or birth control pills? Allow them? What is the prison's reponsibility (if any) to deal with reproductive choice issues in an institutional setting? [Reuters]


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