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‘Fake Barbie’ Fights for Conjugal Visits in U.K. Prisons

by Kevin W. Bliss

British prisoner Abigail White, a self-styled “Fake Barbie” popular on the adult website OnlyFans, is petitioning the country’s prison system to allow conjugal visits for its prisoners in order to care for their sexual needs while incarcerated.

White’s popularity skyrocketed prior to her incarceration, thanks to plastic surgery she had to make herself look like a living version of the iconic Barbie doll. She then sold sexy selfies through the OnlyFans website, reportedly earning over $50,000 per year.

She was in a longstanding relationship with Bradley Lewis, the father of her three children, when she took a kitchen knife and fatally stabbed him in the heart on March 25, 2022. White claimed it was an accident. But the two had argued in a pub earlier in the day, after Lewis said he wanted to break up, and she threw a drink in his face. He reportedly told a friend before he left the pub that night, “I’m dead when I get home.”

White later amended her story, saying that she simply meant to scare Lewis with the knife. But the court wasn’t buying it. She was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 18 years in prison. The sentencing judge berated White: “Not only will your three children grow up without a father, but they will grow up knowing their mother murdered their father.”

She now resides in HMP Eastwood Park in Gloucestershire, where she has become an advocate for an unlikely cause: conjugal visitation in the United Kingdom’s prison system.

“It has come to my attention, after recently being sentenced to 18 years, that prisons do not facilitate overnight stays for women prisoners and their partners,” she told the Inside Times. “They should take into account and consideration our needs, and allow men and women to have overnight stays together. I would like to know what other prisoners think about this, as quite a few girls here agree.”

The Mirror tabloid accused White of pandering for the privilege of spending some “sexy time” with her new unidentified beau. She currently is allowed contact visits during the day. But those visits are supervised, and no sex is permitted.

Conjugal visitation used to be common, but only three states are left in the U.S. where it is allowed: California, Washington and New York. Connecticut also allows private family visist for prisoners, but their children must be present, too.

Sources: JSTOR Daily, New York Post

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