I just saw that Charles Manson is getting married -- does the legal process of marriage change at all if one of the parties is in jail?
It is possible, but each jail has its own procedures on how to do it.
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Jails have procedures to marry in jail.
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If one of the parties is in jail, he or she has a right to get married. As a result of marriage, the spouses acquire the same legal rights and obligations as everyone else. The legal process of marriage does not change simply because a spouse is in jail.
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