Olivia* is a neurologist in Baltimore, Maryland. She taught a correspondence course at Wallens Ridge State Prison. An inmate there, Jason*, began writing her. Over the course of two years of writing letters, Olivia and Jason fell in love. They married in April 2014.
About this project: Field Studio conducted interviews with families of loved ones incarcerated in Red Onion and Wallens Ridge State Prisons. Both facilities are located in Southwest Virginia, while these families are scattered across the state and beyond. Listen to additional stories from Latasha, Olivia, and Michelle.
* Names have been changed.