My husband was arrested because someone saw me fighting him for a gun because he was trying to kill himself now I can't see him and he is facing almost a life time sentence even though he needs mental help.
If your is lawfully detained, incarcerated, or committed to an institution, they can probably " keep a husband and wife apart". Otherwise, I have serious concerns about government overreach here. all the best to you.
The short answer is because the state, not individuals, presses charges. The prosecutor gets to decide whether to bring charges, regardless of the people involved wishes.
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