According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Scott Peterson was hardly in the Big House for an hour before he received his first marriage proposal --- and no, it was not from his cellmate. Rather, it came from prison groupies on the outside romantically attracted to the dregs of humanity.
So basically, the moral of the story is that nice guys really do finish last and all the whining about the need for men to be more sensitive is a crock. Seems what many women want deep down is to be treated like a piece of trash.
Perhaps the incarcerated would no longer be quite so attractive if we established the social expectation that women gravitating to these kinds of men get what they deserve in terms of abuse and maltreatment since at this point in the criminal justice process it's not like they do not know what these animals are capable of.
All joking aside, these women are free to throw their lives away if the want; but worthy of more concentrated policy reflection are those prisons that allow inmates to wed and those that allow conjugal visits.
Why should these convicts be allowed to enjoy the privileges of human companionship and family life? Their victims no longer can.
And speaking of family life, what happens when one of these women end up in the family way? Since the fathers are unable to provide for their progeny, does this mean the offspring will end up on the public dole just like dear daddy?
Thus, those who of us who can barely afford to get married and have children end up paying for those refusing to pull their own weight and don't deserve to have a wife and family. And if you are Christian you have to put up with Chuck Colson haranguing you why it's somehow your fault these children are without proper fatherly guidance.
Prison is not suppose to be enjoyable. If those guilty of the most heinous deeds wanted to enjoy romance and family, they should have considered that before shooting or hacking someone to death.
Copyright 2005 by Frederick Meekins