She Married a Murderer

Amy Friedman has written an article for every one of us who's ever heard of a woman marrying a convict in prison and wondered, "What was she thinking?"

I don't regret it, but being married to Will was hard and painful. Being a prisoner's wife requires mighty resistance -- to the mind-numbing, bureaucratic prison system itself, but even more, to those who so casually dismiss us as less than, those who see us not as people who deserve support and respect but who deserve contempt.

It's a touching, well-written piece that certainly does a lot to inform my conception of these marriages. But I feel like the story was just getting interesting right as it was ending. Still, worth your time.

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