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40 couples marry on Jailhouse Wedding Day

courthouse40 couples gathered at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse this week, for the Annual Jailhouse Wedding Day.

The ceremonies were performed back-to-back Thursday, for any inmates wanting to wed.

Before the vows, guards removed all potential weapons from sight and even ordered oneĀ  man with a history of escape attempts to wear flip-flops.

After the “I do’s”, the inmates were quickly escorted back to jail.

Officials said the weddings are important because they give the inmates hope, which in turn makes them more easy to manage.

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2 Comments to “40 couples marry on Jailhouse Wedding Day”

    Tired of the wa$te said:
    June 22, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Gives them hope and makes them easier to manage….. If you believe that, I have some gorgeous oceanfront property to sell you right here in Illinois. Sheesh!!!!!

    Bud Miller said:
    June 22, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    These are convicted criminals, they are in prison for crimes and do time and punishment and not to get married and many are cheating with their fellow inmates.

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