Changing the Message of the Death Penalty via State Sanctioned “Suicide”: James French and Christina Riggs

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.

The Greenlease Kidnapping and Murder

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 →

A preview of what’s to come!

        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 →

American Serial Killer: Aileen Wuornos

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 →

Fettuccine Alfredo with Cajun Style Shrimp

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, […]

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