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Mexico holds a mass wedding for prisoners

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Mexico holds a mass wedding for prisoners

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The “I do’s” went on for a little longer than usual, when more than 100 inmates at a Mexican jail held a mass wedding ceremony.

Officials arranged the collective marriage in the hope that wedded bliss would help prisoners to fit back into society once they are released.

The city of Ciudad Juarez, where the jail is based, is at the centre of the country’s brutal drugs war.

The weddings also give prisoners’ families legal rights for visits and for court proceedings.