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December 19, 2019
A Couple That Crafts Together Stays Together
Jenny Jimenez and her husband, Jesse, who is incarcerated in Illinois, have found creative ways to show each other love, especially around Christmas. Puzzle filters, nail clippers and Lifetime original movies are involved.
as told to
December 5, 2019
’Til Death Do Us Part
After my mother was diagnosed with cancer, she married the love of her life even though he was still behind bars. Then he got sick, too.
as told to
August 19, 2019
In Sickness, In Health—and In Prison
A Nebraska couple fighting to marry behind bars wouldn’t be the first: Three decades ago, two prisoners took their bid to marry all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
November 2, 2017
What to Never Ask a Prison Wife
People say the darndest things when they hear your spouse is incarcerated.
October 12, 2017
How to Have a Jail Wedding in 3 Minutes
For two women getting hitched at Rikers Island, the ceremony was short and bittersweet.
Emma Gilbey Keller
February 13, 2015
Love in Solitary
A relationship told through letters.