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Having a Prison Wedding

Prison weddings are possible, but are far more restricted and take more planning time than regular ceremonies.  The prisoner and potential spouse first needs to get the approval of the prison before a ceremony can take place.  If it is approved the prison regulates who is allowed to enter the prison.  You will need to provide two witnesses and a Marriage License.  The non-incarcerated, future, spouse and two witnesses will have to have background checks conducted by the prison facility.  This process may take up to a month.  Some prison Chaplins will act as officiants, but if this is not an option, you may contact the local Justice of the Peace to see if they would officiate the marriage for a fee.

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