Two convicts can live together if both have served their entire terms. However, it is common for the terms of your release or probation to forbid you from living with another offender. In exceptional situations, such as if you are married to someone with a criminal record, a court may grant an exemption. But even if one prisoner is approved for release, the other does not automatically get out of jail.
There are several reasons why prisoners cannot marry. First, there is always a chance that one of them will be released and unable to return. This would most likely result in the loss of prison privileges for the remaining inmate. Second, prisoners often claim that they are married so that they can receive certain benefits upon release. For example, one common ploy is for a prisoner to say he is married so that he can remain in a facility closer to his family after serving a short sentence. The staff members at these facilities usually believe him and let him stay.
Prisoners who claim to be married often hope to be granted parole after serving a small percentage of their sentence. A parole board typically refuses to let them go because they feel like it is too dangerous for them to be released back into the community.
People in relationships where one person is imprisoned suffer many problems that do not affect other couples.
There is no legislation that forbids two convicts from cohabiting. Having said that, if someone is on parole, the restrictions of their release may ban them from "associating" with other convicted felons. Laws differ and can change from one state to the next. In some states, being a felon means you cannot hold any kind of job. Being found living together by itself does not mean that either person has committed a crime. However, if there are children involved, this could become an issue for the courts.
The legality of having more than one felon in your house has been questioned by some lawyers. They say that if one person is allowed to go into prison, then surely all should be allowed to leave. However, there is no law against having multiple guests in your home so this argument isn't very strong.
Some states do not allow prisoners to have unsupervised contact with the public. This includes children at school or play dates. If a prisoner violates these rules, they can lose their parole. The same thing applies if someone finds them living together and tells the police. Again, depending on the state, this can result in both persons being returned to jail.
People who find themselves in this situation should talk to a lawyer before they take any action. There may be ways around the problem by changing where they live or leaving the state entirely.
This would include living together or having a relationship.
The following are examples of restrictions placed on parolees: not to leave the state without permission, not to change his or her residence without reporting it to the parole office, not to go into any place where alcohol is the main source of income (such as a bar), and so forth. These restrictions are put in place because people released on parole need supervision to ensure they do not return to crime.
People can argue about whether or not prisons have become too comfortable for high-profile inmates. However, there is no debate that returning citizens deserve a second chance at life after being incarcerated for crimes they committed. If this opportunity is given to them, most will make the best use of it. However, some may find ways to break the rules and fall back into old habits. This requires diligence on the part of parole officers who may need to take action to prevent another escape or arrest.
Yes, as long as there are no terms or conditions in your sentence or probation that restrict you from living with another felon, and neither of you has a protection order against the other. If one of you is ordered to separate from the other, then you cannot live together.
The reason why this is allowed is because crimes can affect any part of a person's life, including their marriage. Even if they are not convicted of a crime, people who have arrest records are often denied jobs or even the right to vote. For this reason, the law allows spouses of convicted felons to be separated for reasons related to the spouse's conviction.
However, if you are both sentenced to prison time and there are no programs that allow for your release before the end of your sentence, then you will have to stay apart while you are serving your time.
When you are released from prison, you will need to establish proof of employment or other means of support so that you do not rely on your spouse for income. If your spouse refuses to give up his/her residence or otherwise impede your efforts to find work, a new criminal charge may be added to your record. This could affect your ability to get housing or even prevent you from adopting children.
Keep in mind that the above only applies to people on probation or parole. Once free of all release-related duties, a criminal can marry another convict—as long as no obscure state law prevents it. Even though marriage is considered a civil contract, some states have laws on the books banning any form of marriage between persons who are not able to give consent (for example, because they're under 18 or mentally impaired). If such a law exists in your state, you may be unable to marry a fellow prisoner.
In most cases, a prison marriage is not valid outside of its jurisdiction. Therefore, if one partner is sentenced to jail time and the other is not, their marriage will not be recognized by the courts or government agencies of any other city, county, or state. The only way this could change is if both partners receive their sentences through direct appeal or post-conviction relief (such as a motion filed under the Uniform Post-Conviction Procedure Act).
Even if a prison marriage is found to be legal in its jurisdiction, that doesn't mean it will be accepted by society at large. Most states allow individuals to file an "Expungement Petition" with the court that issued their conviction.