Inmate Suing Nebraska Prison System Over Marital Intrusion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An inmate is suing the Nebraska prison system, saying a new policy is denying him the ability to visit with or write to his wife, who is also in prison.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 38-year-old Scott Bonham filed the lawsuit last week in Lancaster County District Court. His lawsuit says that under the policy issued in March, married male and female inmates or those who decide to marry while imprisoned may not visit each other, write each other or go out on furloughs or any type of pass together.

Bonham says that has left him and his wife, Sealess, depressed. He says the policy violates his constitutional rights.

The two married on December 6th, two months after each transferred to a work release center in Lincoln..

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