Many Good Reasons to Marry an Inmate

There are many good, sound, and legitimate reasons for a person, who is not incarcerated (i.e. an “outmate”), to want to marry an inmate. These reasons include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Love
  • Emotional, Psychological, Spiritual, and Social Commitment
  • Visitation Rights for the Inmate’s Spouse
  • Visitation Rights for the Inmate’s Children
  • Protection of Children under the Marriage
  • Visitation of Spouse in the Hospital
  • Right to Make Medical Decisions on Behalf of One’s Spouse
  • Immigration Rights
  • Inheritance (for the Spouse and Children)
  • Assumption of Spouse’s Pension
  • Social Security Survivor Benefits
  • Mortgage and Lease Assumption Rights
  • Exemption from Property Tax on Partner’s Death
  • Wrongful Death (Loss of Consortium) Benefits
  • Burial Determination
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Tax Breaks (Income Tax, Property Tax, etc.)
  • Insurance Benefits & Discounts (Health, Auto, Life, Property)
  • Etc., Etc., Etc.