No one would blame you for thinking that maximum security prisons are built only for seriously disturbed men capable of committing heinous crimes.
The only incorrect part of the assertion is that some women also are confined in such facilities for the same reasons as their male counterparts; hideous offenses including multiple instances of r*pe and murder.
Many women in the following list have some things in common such as caregivers/nurses turned killers and mentally-ill mothers who killed their own children.
While they have been charged with similar offenses, the details behind each story are different. For example a woman took the unforgivable path of raping and killing her victims just to prove her love to her partner.
Some of these offenders teamed up to commit murder, while few others only targeted old people.
As you read the stories, don’t ever forget that everything is real, not rerun episodes of CSI. These women are real, and still alive today, in prisons.
10 Francisca Ballesteros
Is seems strange that Ballesteros perhaps never really considered herself part of her own family.
Over the course of 14 years (from 1990 to 2004), she killed her daughters and husband, and attempted to murder her son. Her reason also was pretty ambiguous.
Over the years as a wife and mother, she always dreamed of a better life for herself.
It did not help that she met a lot of different men over the Internet who appeared to be capable helping her fulfill the dream.
So eventually she killed her family and decided to move away with one of her male friends.
9 Catherine Birnie
The couple David and Catherine Birnie r*ped and killed four women over a period of just five weeks.
They actually abducted five women, but one of them managed to escape and led the police to the Birnie house to end their killing spree.
Catherine dated David Birnie when she was just 14 years old, but she ended up marrying another man.
She left her husband to live with David. The abduction, r*pe, and murder were all parts of her attempt to prove her love to David.
8 Renee Acoby
At the age of just six months, Acoby became an indirect victim of his father’s crime; killing her mother. She and her siblings were then brought up by a loving grandmother.
Acoby grew up dealing with various petty theft offenses that eventually led to a conviction, and so she was sentenced to three years and a half of prison time.
During his time in prison, she was involved in various offenses again including assault, torture, and hostage taking.
She has so far accumulated additional eighteen years of prison time for offenses she committed within the correction system.
7 Rebecca Butterfield
The story of Butterfield is similar to that of Acoby in which the offenses they committed while inside correctional facilities gave them longer prison time than the charges that sent them to prison in the first place.
The initial sentence for Butterfield was six-years for minor offense, but her violent nature led to her being indefinitely imprisoned.
She once kicked a pregnant nurse in the abdomen, threatened to kill an officer, and murdered an inmate by stabbing him 37 times, among other offenses.