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Old 05-14-2011, 09:35 PM
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Has anyone gotten married at Shawnee CC???
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My fiance ;0 is at Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg,IL does any one know what is the process in getting married there?
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The process is different at many of the facilities, so the best thing to do would be to contact the chaplain at the facility.
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You still CANNOT get married at both Stateville and Menard. Nothing has changed as far as those two prisons are concerned.

In Randolph County the problem is STILL that the County Clerk, Patricia Laramore, will not go to the prisons to do all the paperwork. She still insists she's not going to waste taxpayers money on 'convicts'.

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Hi, my name is Tusonah and my life partner is serving his time in Stateville Prison. I just received a marriage package from him. The papers I got are pink in color and he has already filled in his information. It states that, I have to pay $40 for the marriage license, he has to pay $150 for the process, then I have to pay an additional $90 for the Chaplin. I don't understand, if they were not allowed to get married, why did I get this marriage package in the mail??
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Yes, this is what I was saying because, my long-time partner just mailed me a marriage package and all of his information is already filled-out. I just want to know about the different procedures and are we allowed some time together after the wedding?? I'm glad to her someone else has actually gotten married.
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What do you have to do to get married? WHat happens? How does it work? What happens to an inmate if you marry them while in jail?
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Has anyone gotten married at Shawnee CC???
WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOU HAD GOTTEN MARRIED YET? ME & MY FIANCE ARE BEING MARRIED AT SHAWNEE ON FEB. 11, 2011...MESSAGE ME IF YOU NEED ANY INFO. WE HAVE THE WHOLE PROCESS COMPLETE, JUST WAITING ON THE DAY WE CHOSE...11-11-2011
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Hi, my name is Tusonah and my life partner is serving his time in Stateville Prison. I just received a marriage package from him. The papers I got are pink in color and he has already filled in his information. It states that, I have to pay $40 for the marriage license, he has to pay $150 for the process, then I have to pay an additional $90 for the Chaplin. I don't understand, if they were not allowed to get married, why did I get this marriage package in the mail??
They are allowed to marry in Stateville. I am an Ordained Minister and I called to the prison myself cos, I was going to perform a ceremony... Everything is a go....
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Hoping to get married in western Illinois can some one tell me if they gotten married there I know there's only 2 time a year that it can be done nov and may
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Is there be one that knows if u can get married at southwestern Illinois correctional center...I dunno if he has to b n a certain phase..or if I have to get my own Chaplin or what...HELP!!!!
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Default Getting Married in Hillsboro Illinois

I've gone through the Illinois specific thread a few times but it seems like no one has been on there in quite a while and I'm hoping to get whatever answers I can as fast as I can. My fiancee and I want to get married while he's in Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro. He's put in requests to talk to the chaplin but they only told him that Graham doesn't have a chaplin. Or at least one that would marry us. He has recently signed over power of attorney to me because of some medical reasons, and we hoped that we could just get a technical marriage done. However, I'm not sure if Illinois allows marriage by proxy. The only other thing I can think of is if a minister were to come from an outside church to perform the counciling and service for us at the prison. Does anyone have any experience with doing this, and if you do could you recommend a minister near Hillsboro? I'm really really unfamiliar with that area so I'm clueless. And I'm also worried that a minister willing to do this may be hard to come by. Any advice?
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last time I studied this area, marriage by proxy was not allowed. a brief review of the Marriage Act shows that a proxy provision is still not in the statute. Sorry.
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You still CANNOT get married at both Stateville and Menard. Nothing has changed as far as those two prisons are concerned.

In Randolph County the problem is STILL that the County Clerk, Patricia Laramore, will not go to the prisons to do all the paperwork. She still insists she's not going to waste taxpayers money on 'convicts'.

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My fiance is in Menard and he just recently sent me marriage papers to fill out they said we could get married in there. We are still new at this prison wedding thing tho.
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When did that start? Because I married my husband at Menard in '99 .. I'm not saying its not true, but I never knew that they could refuse anyone a marriage license.


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You still CANNOT get married at both Stateville and Menard. Nothing has changed as far as those two prisons are concerned.

In Randolph County the problem is STILL that the County Clerk, Patricia Laramore, will not go to the prisons to do all the paperwork. She still insists she's not going to waste taxpayers money on 'convicts'.

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Anyone get married in Lawrence? If so how long did it take to get the marriage packet? How long does the whole process take? And what other steps are there?
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has n e one got married in lawrence?
Looking for the same, did you get to?
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Anyone please help, how long does it take for him to get marriage packet cause he requested it over a month ago so he just sent another request. Think they might be ignoring him so he will go away. Lawrence cc sucks
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I wrote the Warden and Chaplin a letter asking for permission and what it would mean to us and why it would help him when he came home. Waiting for a response. Will update as things progress.
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