co-ed prison, an impromptu wedding, a U.S. Supreme Court decision
August 20, 2019 3:27 PM   Subscribe

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. [The Marshall Project] [Co-published with Longreads]
posted by readinghippo (2 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for sharing, readinghippo! It was fascinating to see the reasons put forth for denying two people the opportunity to marry (and oh, it felt classic to have the state think 'pregnancy or a child out of wedlock' was the only persuasive reason to marry).

Also, come for the story of inmates' marriages to each other, stay for the amazing shot of a woman's prison cell in the 70s that looked like a college dorm room. Wow, how things have changed!
posted by librarylis at 11:21 AM on August 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

Agreed, this is great, thank you for posting!
posted by esoteric things at 1:33 PM on August 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

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