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’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 Eli Hager
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.