"Depressed" Inmate Suing Nebraska Department Of Corrections

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

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.

Thirty-eight-year-old Scott Bonham filed the lawsuit in Lancaster County District Court, saying 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 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.

Scott is serving time for violating a financial transactional device and on weapons charges, Sealess for drug charges.

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