Gayle Ayala lies in her bed in her apartment at the Hospitality House in Chester Ill. on her day off from the four jobs she works. She moved 850 miles from Fairfax, Va. to Chester, Ill. for the sake of love. Her husband, David Ayala, who she met through inmate essay-writing program Tamms Year 10, was a resident at Tamms Correctional Center, until he was transferred to Nevada (where Gayle is now located). She fell in love with him in May of 2009, and the couple was engaged 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 like herself, who also are married to men with long-term or life sentences. Sheryl Moore, Kellie, 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.