The minister announced the new policy while addressing the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference in Kingston on Monday.
Montague is of the view that allowing inmates to have sexual relations with their partners will ultimately have a positive impact on the correctional system.
In the meantime, the minister expressed that a number of initiatives are being put in place to help rehabilitate inmates. There has also been a reclassification of prisoners to separate hardened criminals from low-level offenders.
The issue of overcrowding is also being remedied by creating more space for prisoners within the facilities.
The minister also revealed more prisoners have been put to work, pointing to the fact that two of the meals that are provided for the prisoners each day include mostly food that is produced by the inmate population.