Do you want to marry your “Soul Mate”, but unfortunately he or she is incarcerated? You do some research and discover that today in the USA, it is extremely difficult to marry an inmate.
Although there is a Supreme Court Decision of 1987, Turner v Safley, granting prisoners the Constitutional Right to marry, there are still many obstacles preventing them to “tie the knot” such as the following:
- The states of Texas and Colorado no longer perform proxy marriages for inmates.
- Getting married at the prison is a long and complex process.
- Some prisons will only allow visitation rights for the immediate family.
- Contacting the prison authorities leads to more frustration and heartache.