The overwhelming majority of women in prison are survivors of domestic violence.
He was sick of prison and sick of himself, and he thought there might be a way to make his death meaningful.
So he was dropping his appeals, he told me, and would likely be executed, by lethal injection, in a matter of months.
Since the numbers are even, everyone can find a partner. You might not think this would make much difference. Somehow or other, she “steals” a man from one of her fellow women.
You would be wrong, argues Tim Harford, a British economist, in a book called “The Logic of Life”. That newly single woman then ups her game, too, to steal a man from someone else. Before long, every woman has to try harder, and every man can relax a little.
Some women are in prison for defending themselves against an abuser.
Others are incarcerated because they engaged in criminal activity to survive or because they took action at the behest of an abuser out of fear and threat of harm.And many women also steer clear of ex-cons, which makes a big difference when one young black man in three can expect to be locked up at some point.Removing so many men from the marriage market has profound consequences.I try and be careful of who I let get close to me, I believe bitterness does not belong in my secret place. IMAGINE that the world consists of 20 men and 20 women, all of them heterosexual and in search of a mate.For black women of the same age, the figure is about one in 150.