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Old 11-08-2006, 09:52 PM
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Okay I don't know where to post this so I hope this is a good spot. Now that I've finally got Jim off his butt to get his divorce going, I was wondering if we have to go through the BOP for any paper work for getting married in Fed prison? I would like to get married on Valentines Day, but with all the waiting for paper work it would take a miracle to be able to....Take Care and God Bless.....
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:52 AM
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You'll have to get permission from the Warden and then get it scheduled with the Chaplain. I have no idea how long that would take. Many states have a waiting period between divorce and remarriage.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:29 AM
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As Susan says, you would have to seek permission from the warden. Something else that you need to think about... can you apply for a marriage licence in the state that he is in, without him being present?
My honey is in SC. It isnt possible for us, even if the warden okayed it, as we wouldnt be able to get the marriage licence. SC counties require that he be there in person to sign the application forms, which is possible as we all know the BOP arent gonna let him out to do so!
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:18 AM
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As Susan says, you would have to seek permission from the warden. Something else that you need to think about... can you apply for a marriage licence in the state that he is in, without him being present?
My honey is in SC. It isnt possible for us, even if the warden okayed it, as we wouldnt be able to get the marriage licence. SC counties require that he be there in person to sign the application forms, which is possible as we all know the BOP arent gonna let him out to do so!
Hey 2 nice to see you again how's things going? They really should let him out to get married. That's totally BS crap. I hope you can do it someday soon..
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Seems like South Carolina clerks should allow him to sign the marriage license in front of a notary and that should suffice. Somebody should challenge that rule on the grounds that the government cannot interfere with the right to marry. (At least for heterosexual couples.) Z.
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Also, don't count on it being a 'Valentines Day' wedding...it's not always your choice day.
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I appreciate the imput. I do know that when we get married I will be there, it may be one of the only times I will get to see him since he's so far away now.
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Good luck if you can get married while he's in there. I've been trying for the last 6 months, and Lucasville no longer has anyone that is deputized to sign for the inmates, and low and behold, it's waiting...again. Ohio is the hardest place to get married at, we both have to be there to sign, and neither county allows POA. I'd move...but I can't take him with me!!
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Good luck if you can get married while he's in there. I've been trying for the last 6 months, and Lucasville no longer has anyone that is deputized to sign for the inmates, and low and behold, it's waiting...again. Ohio is the hardest place to get married at, we both have to be there to sign, and neither county allows POA. I'd move...but I can't take him with me!!
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My husband & I got married when he was at Florence FCI in Colorado. I had to write a letter to the wardon and he had to approve the marriage. I had to get the courthouse to issue the license.

They really make you jump through hoops. They only performed ceremonies 2 x's a year, so no choice there. They only allow approved clergy to perform the ceremony - we were lucky and really developed a strong relationship with the minister, who was awesome!

We were not sure, however, up until the very last minute if the wedding was going to take place.

Good luck. It certainly takes alot of perseverance and patience to get it done. My husband comes home (to HWH) in 19 days!!
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hi there! my husband and i just got married a month ago tomorrow. i sent a letter to his counselor in january with my intent to marry. we knew were approved but didn't get a date until Sept and the date was picked by them. they too do 2 a year, one in may and one in october. it turned out to be much nicer then i thought. they handled all the paperwork all i had to do was show up at the court house the morning of the ceremony to show my id and pick up all the paperwork to take with me....best wishes!
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Me And My Fiance Have Been Waiting For His Transfer To Get Married But I Heard That He Would Have A Better Chance At Getting A Transfer To Texas If He Were Married.
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