They lead an unconventional life as a large polygamous family.
Since strict laws make polygamy a felony, after the gang fled the United States, Kody Brown recently returned to his hometown of Utah with four wives.
In the latest episode of “Sister Sister”, Cody, Christine, Janelle, Merrie and Robin returned to the city for the first time, recalling the terrible situation they had to flee late into the night after the police started investigating the family. .
A large family: Kody Brown recently fled Utah’s four wives due to strict laws due to four wives and returned to his hometown of Utah, which made polygamy a felony
His second wife, Janelle, recalled how the family actually had to leave life in Lehi, Utah after the first public appearance of the family life.
Janelle said: “Within a few days after the marriage was announced, the police in Utah started investigating us, because in Utah, bigamy is a felony.” Each conviction carries a maximum sentence of five years.
Kody first married Meri 30 years ago. Soon after the two married, they established a spiritual bond with Janelle and later Christine. Robyn is the fourth wife who joined the family in 2010 and the first wife in the past 16 years.
She admitted that everyone was “very afraid that they would come to arrest us”, so they left the country in the dark night. We feel banished. ”
Luck in love: Kody first married Meri 30 years ago. Soon after the two married, they formed a spiritual alliance with Janelle and later Christine. Robyn is the fourth wife who joined the family in 2010 and the first wife in the past 16 years.Saw in 2010
Wow! Over the years (and the 14 seasons of the show), the family has grown to have 18 children and 2 grandchildren, plus one more.Saw in 2018
Janelle recalled that after moving their family to Las Vegas, they sued Utah, basically saying: “Look, this law is not fair.” “We won, so it’s been a year …We are decriminalized. We are no longer felons.
Over the years (and the 14 seasons of the show), the family has grown to have 18 children and 2 grandchildren, with one on the way.
Utah has appealed the lawsuit we won. They overturned it and then passed a new law HB 99 to double, which made “Utah’s polygamy felonies more serious,” Cody said.
Janelle said in a penitence room: “There is a bill introduced into Utah Senate SB102. This will be an amendment to the law passed a few years ago.” Basically, this allows people like our family to live. Life abiding by the law, we just choose to live together for religious purposes, we are no longer serious criminals.
Kody added: “What I did in the bedroom with another consenting adult is someone else’s business. So why do they think they can legislate? Naive.”
Utah has appealed the lawsuit we won. They overturned this rule, and then passed a new law, HB 99, which doubled the law, which made the crime of polygamy in Utah even more serious.Saw in 2017
Janelle recalled that after moving the family to Las Vegas, they sued Utah, basically saying: “Look, this law is not fair.” “We won, so a year… .We are decriminalized. We are no longer felons.
Robin pointed out: “I think legislators believe that decriminalizing this law will make it a reality, making it free for everyone, and there will be more abuses. And they didn’t realize it. Yes, the current law is so strict that it makes them so afraid to come out-just like a mother, she has an abused daughter, and she is so afraid to go to the police station because she is afraid that they will separate her family and take her away The child. Therefore, her daughter has been constantly abused throughout her life, which is simply crazy and terrifying.
Before they went back to Utah for a trip, the group discussed whether they should all drive together because they are rarely in the same place, but ultimately decided to use one car.
“I think for me, if we are pulled back to Utah due to traffic violations, the biggest worry is to return to their residence. Will they use this as an opportunity to deal with the felony polygamy? ” Janelle said. “Because it usually works like this-they let you get something else and then add it. I always like, “Don’t talk, Cody, don’t talk. “This is stupid, but this is real fear.
“If you can imagine it, it’s like you are going to a place where your family is illegal. It feels very depressing. It always worries me,” Robin said.
After arriving in Utah and catching up with the Dags family, Christine said: “Polygamy in Utah now is a felony.” “We are sitting with other felons. We are felonies just like them. They can come in and arrest us all.
Janelle said: “Cody, because he has a legal wife and three plural wives, may be sentenced to 9 to 15 years in prison.” “Then, your probation involves not seeing the children and not repeating the crime. Therefore, Basically, if you see the child again, it means you violated the probation. That puts you in the federal system. It’s just a mess.
Janelle said: “Cody, because he has a legal wife and three plural wives, he may be sentenced to 9 to 15 years in prison.” “Then your probation involves not seeing the child, not repeating the crime, so basically , If you see the child again, then you are violating probation. That brings you into the federal system. It’s just a mess” (Released in 2010)