View Full Version : Prison weddings in IL/conjugal visits


Ryans_Girl
03-24-2003, 10:34 PM
I just have a couple questions about prison weddings and the procedures in Illinois. My sweetheart told me he is waiting for approval from the Warden and Chaplain. Does anyone know about how long that takes, and why does it need to be approved? I'm afraid for whatever reason it wouldn't be, and then we would not be able to get married. If any of you got engaged or married in a prison, especially in Illinois, please help me if you can. Also, how did your honey propose, in prison? How do they purchase wedding rings in there? Ryan told me that they have a little store with rings or something where he's at. ANY information would be great -- I hate to ask him because I don't want to feel "pushy", it's supposed to be a surprise, I'm not even supposed to know he wants to ask me. We've talked about it...but I hate to keep bringing it up, you know?
Also - Does anyone know if they offer conjugal visits in any state/fed prison in Illinois or Missouri?
Thank you and God Bless! Let's stay strong and supportive of our precious loved ones who WILL BE HOME to hold again. They need us!

Ryan's Girl

jdswifey02
03-24-2003, 11:30 PM
well I know there are NO conjugal visits in the state system in IL (damn!!) :D
I am not sure about the wedding procedure questions..... JD and I couldn't get married while he is in even if we wanted to (although we both would rather wait anyway...) he isn't incarcerated under his legal name.... a technical barrier!! ;)
I know that there are some PTO members who have gotten married in IL though.... so I am sure someone will be along with more info....

Baby
04-14-2003, 01:56 AM
Hello I am new to this board and I was wondering what states allow congucal visits?????:confused:

lulu
04-14-2003, 09:00 AM
there is none in the atate of ILL. Not in state, and no feds no matter where they are, there is none.

welcome to the board baby

yanigirl
04-14-2003, 10:32 AM
I believe New York has them.

myers
11-03-2003, 06:48 PM
Federal prisons in Minnesota used to allow it. I don't know if they do anymore. My "mother-in-law" got conjugal visits with her husband after they got married up there. That was 5 years ago though.

haswtch
11-03-2003, 07:20 PM
NY, Florida, and I think 4 others.

ILOVEFROGGY
11-07-2003, 02:31 PM
NO CONJUAL VISITS IN IL?????? WTF! OMG THATS REALLY SUCKS!

TNC
11-07-2003, 03:40 PM
At this time marriage in Illinois is unclear. Some say that they have been able to be married in Illinois, but a lot are saying marriages are being denied. I wish I could give you a solid possitive answer. After you find out I would like to know what prison. I'm trying to figure out if this is something that is happeing in select Illinois prisons. Please keep us informed.

PINGUINA
04-19-2005, 11:53 AM
At this time marriage in Illinois is unclear. Some say that they have been able to be married in Illinois, but a lot are saying marriages are being denied. I wish I could give you a solid possitive answer. After you find out I would like to know what prison. I'm trying to figure out if this is something that is happeing in select Illinois prisons. Please keep us informed.
Marriagas in Illinois is Availble- but the warden has to accept- inmates/Convicts have to be on a good grade with the prison before anything and not in Segregation...

Manzanita
04-30-2005, 09:37 AM
There are only six states that now allow conjugal visitation: Mississippi, California, New York, Washington, Connecticut, and New Mexico.

In New Mexico,

http://corrections.state.nm.us/

Washington State's rules -

http://www.doc.wa.gov/

Mississippi rules:

More can be found about this state here: http://www.mdoc.state.ms.us/

Connecticut's rules:

http://www.doc.state.ct.us/ad/ch10/aad10-6.pdf

California's rules :

http://www.corr.ca.gov/cdc/visiting.asp

New York:
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98383

JamesWifey
04-30-2005, 06:16 PM
NY, Florida, and I think 4 others.

FLORIDA certainly DOES NOT have conjugal visits!!! ::Wishing they did:: :p

TNC
04-30-2005, 06:26 PM
Closing thread as its old and member currently isnt active.