Nunukan inmates wed behind bars
The Jakarta Post
Inmates from Sei Jepun Penitentiary in Nunukan, North Kalimantan, have tied the knot inside the prison after seeing each other during recess.
Nunukan warden Raden Nur Wulan Hadi said on Friday that the two fell in love and decided to get married behind bars.
“They would often send greetings to each other,” she said as quoted by kompas.com.
Wearing complete wedding attire, M, 25, and AC, 30, married in the nearby Religious Affairs Office (KUA) under the watchful eyes of prison guards.
After saying their vows, the happy couple was given a few minutes to take pictures with the Nunukan regency Islamic center in the background.
However, the couple must immediately go back to their cells without having the chance to spend the night together as newlyweds.
Both M and AC are serving sentences for drug-related cases. M is serving a 10-year sentence, while AC is serving an eight-year sentence.
The couple is not the first to wed inside prison walls.
In 2016, inmates from Ponorogo State Penitentiary in East Java also wed during their incarceration after meeting each other in the prison’s phone room. (ris/ahw)
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