Two years ago Gayle Ayala moved 850 miles from Fairfax, Virginia to Chester,Illinois for the sake of love. Her husband, David Ayala, who she met through an inmate essay-writing program called Tamms Year 10, was a resident at Tamms Correctional Center, until he was recently transferred to Nevada. She fell in love with him in May of 2009, and became engaged to him Jan. 1, 2010. She quit her job as a legal secretary, where she was earning nearly six figures, and moved to Chester. Through the Hospitality House Gayle has come across a lot of women just like herself, who also are married to men with life sentences. Sheryl Moore, Kellie Pettye, and Jill Ushie, all share this common thread with Gayle. Although all of their situations are unique, having the support of one another has created a very special bond. Gayle describes the relationship of women married to incarcerated men as a sisterhood.