Author: Mark | Subject: Death Penalty
Article excerpt: Although the vast majority of inmates on
death row have been men, over the years a number of women
have sat in this notorious segment of the USA’s prison
system. Indeed, since 1903, there have been 51 executions of
females carried out, with 12 of these during the past
27years. The following is just a selection of the 51
executed: Mary Rogers - Hanged - 8 December 1905 Mary
Rogers, who originally married at the age of 15, left her
husband four years later. She murdered her husband the same
year so that she was free to pursue her love for another
man, although apparently the affection was not reciprocated.
Rogers was sentenced to death in 1903 and, despite several
attempts to reverse the verdict, was hanged in Vermont’s
Windsor prison two years later.