ABC News is examining the often tragic circumstances that lead many of these women to spend the rest of their lives in prison. The photos on the left are what the women looked like before they were convicted; the photos on the right are what they look like after incarceration.
To learn more about these women, tune into 20/20: A Nation of Women Behind Bars - Diane Sawyer 'Hidden America' Special, Friday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET|9 p.m. CT on ABC.
Diane Sawyer talks to two of the youngest women on death row:
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