Grooms in first gay prison wedding won’t be allowed share cell

NewsBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
Mikhail Gallatinov and Marc Goodwin
Mikhail Gallatinov and Marc Goodwin

A gay-basher and his paedophile hubby won’t be allowed to co-habit in jail, a prison source has revealed.

31-year-old killer Marc Goodwin married his long term partner, 40-year-old paedophile Mikhail Gallatinov, at the top-security Full Sutton prison, near York, UK, where both men are serving life sentences.

Gallatinov was convicted of murdering Adrian Kaminsky (28) in Manchester in 1997 and sentenced to life with a minimum of 20 years in prison.

Full Sutton prison cell (Pic: Manchester Evening News)

Manchester Crown Court heard that he was a predatory paedophile, with convictions for offences against children, who was under surveillance by undercover police when he strangled Mr Kaminsky.

Goodwin was jailed for life in 2007 for the homophobic murder of 57-year-old Malcolm Benfold in Blackpool.

He was 23 years old at the time and was told he must serve a minimum of 18 years before he is considered for parole.

According to reports at the time, a judge at Preston Crown Court heard that Goodwin, of Airdrie, Lanarkshire, had talked about "gay bashing" before the attack and but said he thought the attack was also about getting cash for alcohol.

Reports indicate that the lifers donned suits for the 15-minute ceremony which was witnessed by four family members.

"We are very clear that if prisoners do get married, the taxpayer does not foot the bill for the ceremony and they are certainly not allowed to share a cell," a prison source revealed.