The practice of volunteering for execution by stopping all appeals is not an uncommon occurrence on death row. It has been proven that death row conditions, specifically solitary confinement, have the potential to produce mental illness and conditions such as hallucinations, hypersensitivity to sensory stimuli, and extreme anxiety, but what about inmates who commit murder just because they want to die? This was the case for James French and more recently, Christina Riggs. If inmates who wish to commit state sanctioned “suicide” are obliged, the message of the death penalty in itself is skewed, and concerns about the mental health process upon conviction, unearthed.
Entry #2: Bonnie Heady and the Greenlease Case On September 28, 1953, Robert (Bobby) Greenlease sat focused at his desk at a private school in Kansas City, Mo., when he was informed his aunt had arrived to pick him up. Upon arrival to Notre Dame De Sion, a school for young boys, Bonnie Heady appeared... Continue Reading →
Table of Contents Introduction Women as Killers American Serial Killer: Aileen Wuornos The Greenlease Kidnapping Women on Death Row Changing the Message of the Death Penalty via State Sanctioned Suicide: Christina Riggs A Brief History of the Execution of Women Methods of Execution Pertaining to Women Gender Disparity... Continue Reading →
Entry #1: An evaluation of the film, Monster and it's depiction of Aileen Wuornos Aileen Wuornos is a household name, especially in Hollywood. From the portrayal of Aileen in the fifth season of the television show American Horror Story, to countless documentaries made about her life, it seems America cannot get enough of... Continue Reading →
Since I have gotten many requests to either share or email my death penalty research from several people, I decided that I would publish the entries here, on my blog. The portfolio I completed was a combination of months of research on the subject of women and race, in relation to the administration of the... Continue Reading →
Nothing flies off the table faster than these pork tenderloin sandwiches and the best part is they are SUPER easy to make! Just a reminder...I never measure so just pour and pray!
Ever since I can remember my dad made the BEST biscuits and gravy every Sunday morning before we left for church. I was about eight years old when I learned to make them and they still taste the same as they did back then (and they are super easy to make). Since dad is no... Continue Reading →
So, last night I made my homemade fettuccini alfredo (a MAJOR hit at my house) for my family and some friends. Since I have had multiple people ask me for the recipe, I decided I would share it here. I don’t measurements very well, I eyeball pretty well everything so bare with me. For the sauce, […]
So, I was thumbing through Pintrest (every mother's go to when the baby's sleeping, right?!) looking for healthy recipes for my family. I had jumped off the bandwagon of organic, gluten-free and paleo eating to indulge in my cheese tater tots and hamburger pregnancy cravings -- Sonic is a killer. Low and behold I came across... Continue Reading →