A state prison where the American Civil Liberties Union and another advocacy group says inmates have been illegally denied marriage licenses has had six inmates get married since September.
Rhonda House, spokeswoman for the prison in Fayette County, tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review those six inmates received marriage licenses by using videoconferencing to obtain them from Schuylkill County across the state.
The lawsuits filed last week said inmate Kevin Davis and his fiancée weren’t allowed to use videoconferencing to get a license from the local clerk in Fayette County.
An attorney with the Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project says the suits were filed because the prison didn’t advise Fayette inmates of the Schuylkill option.
It wasn’t clear how other Fayette inmates learned of that option when Davis didn’t.