There's no glamour in a jailhouse wedding All prisoners have the right to marry, but there are lots of restrictions. You can't exchange rings or request a special ceremony, there's thick glass separating the couple and even applying for the marriage license itself can be complicated. It may not be a fairy tale wedding, but for Elizabeth, marrying her fiance while he's in jail is worth it.
Lost weekends Thousands of Los Angeles County prisoners are housed in Pitchess Detention center, 50 miles from the inner city neighborhoods where police make many arrests. For visitors, the journey to the jail can take all day. The closest bus stop is a mile away from the jail, and visitors can either walk the last mile or get a ride from Mama Betty.
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