Quantcast
NewsOpinionEssaysCultureSeriesHighlightsEvents
Donate
Share
Created with Lunacy
Women and the Death Penalty

About This Series

While women aren't often sentenced to death in the United States, the paths women have traveled to death row have been laden with abuse and appeals to gender and racial stereotypes that illuminate the broader failures of the criminal legal system. This series examines the stories of executed women and those on death row, and how they fit into the push to abolish the death penalty within a system laden with errors, inequities, and injustice.

Tamar Sarai Davis
A majority of the women sentenced to capital punishment have experienced ongoing abuse since childhood.
Defendants can be presented as hypersexual, bad mothers and bad wives, or hypermasculine.

On the path to death row, Black women confront inequity and stereotypes at the intersection of race and gender.
Women on death row face solitude, sexual violence, and more, often after lives already marked by trauma.

Stories that challenge the status quo — right in your inbox.
Rectangle
RectangleRectangle

@prismreports

More stories that challenge the status quo - follow us on social.

Created with Lunacy
Donate →

Sections

  • News
  • Opinion
  • Essays
  • Culture
  • Series
  • Highlights
  • Video
  • Events

Join Prism today

Social justice-focused, BIPOC-led news right in your inbox.

Copyright Prism 2020. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Site design by: Cultivate Strategies