Eastern District of Wisconsin
Prisoner Marriage Information
USMS requires the following
steps for Prisoner Marriages:
- Prisoner must serve at least
thirty (30) days at the detention facility prior to requesting
- The Assistant U.S. Attorney
assigned to the case to ascertain whether the marriage would
undermine the case.
- The USMS will contact the U.S.
Attorney/Assistance U.S. Attorney assigned to the case to
ascertain whether the marriage would undermine the case.
- Contact management at jail about
the facility’s policy or procedure regarding inmate marriages.
USMS will defer to the detention facility’s policy or procedure.
The USMS will NOT make any attempt to supersede the policy of
the detention facility.
- If the jail does not allow
marriages the USMS will NOT move you to a facility that does.
The USMS has and continues the right to move any and all
prisoners based on USMS needs.
- Prisoners will be denied
permission for marriage if less than thirty (30) days away from
- If request is rejected, prisoner
should seek out interests in marriage once they are designated
to their Bureau of Prisons facility.
- The person with whom prisoner
wishes to marry must obtain all marriage licenses and paperwork
from the county in which prisoner is housed (i.e. if prisoner is
housed in Dodge County Jail, fiancé must obtain the paperwork in
- If granted permission your
current facility will decide time, place, guests, etc. based on
requirements of the USMS and/or the facilities policies.
- All costs incurred during any
stage of the marriage will be the responsibility of the
prisoner. Costs include, but are not limited to; paperwork fees,
security reimbursements on man hours, traveling expenses, etc.
- The USMS reserves the right to
reject any requests without appeal, protest or explanation.
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