VIDEO: Arkansas inmate, woman linked through poetry plan wedding, dream of day he will be released

Posted: October 10, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Wayne Young and Claudia Cerna hug during a visitation. The two met when Young was already in prison and plan to get married before the end of this year.

Wayne Young and Claudia Cerna hug during a visitation. The two met when Young was already in prison and plan to get married before the end of this year.

Wayne Young and Claudia Cerna hope to get married before the end of the year. Their wedding ceremony will take place in prison, where Young will spend at least the next two years, serving a 15-year sentence for possession of methamphetamines and cocaine, forgery and theft by receiving.

Claudia Cerna reads a poem by her fiance, Wayne Young, at Inside Out: A Poetry Reading at White Water Tavern in Little Rock. Young is scheduled for re...

Simone Renee, who goes by the pen name Cobris, reads poems written by Arkansas prison inmates at decARcerate’s Inside Out: A Poetry Reading at White W...

A photo of the poem "Destined" by Wayne Young

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