fascinating from a psychological view. (Personally I find it disturbing, just in case you are wondering ). I did a bit of reading about it when in college.
Here is an interesting article:
Why are women drawn to men behind bars?
Monday January 13, 2003
(...)no matter how extreme or appalling the crime with which they are associated, it seems there is always a woman keen to stand by the man.
As on the outside, famous people attract a disproportionate amount of attention because of the glamour that surrounds them and ordinary people's desire for vicarious celebrity. Serial killer Richard Ramirez, the so-called Night Stalker, who murdered and dismembered 13 people in the 1980s, had no trouble finding a bride. Doreen Lioy started writing to Ramirez after falling for his picture in the paper. They were married in 1996 in the prison waiting room.
Both Ramirez and Ted Bundy, a rapist-murderer who was suspected of murdering 35 young women, attracted gangs of admiring groupies who sat patiently through their court cases. Even John Wayne Gacy - not the most eligible man, with a history of drugging, raping and murdering 30 young men in Chicago - ended up marrying a woman he met while awaiting the death penalty.
(more at the site)