As Piper Kerman, author of "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," testified at the August 4 Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, women — particularly women of color — are the fastest growing population in the criminal justice system. Many of them — of the more than 200,000 women behind bars per the Bureau of Justice Statistics — experienced sexual abuse and violence prior to their imprisonment. This series shows real-life examples of this unfortunate trend, telling various stories of black women who literally put their lives and freedom on the line for their men. From a killing spree across the Midwest to an inside informant at the DEA, these women have no limits as to how far they will go for love.
Each episode includes interviews of those closest to the events — family members, friends, witnesses, investigators and journalists — as well as psychologists, lawyers and when possible, the subjects themselves.
"For My Man" is produced by Sirens Media for TV One. Valerie Haselton and Rebecca Toth Dienfenbach serve as executive producer and Anne S. Rothwell is showrunner for the series. Lamar Chase is producer for TV One. Tia Smith is the executive in charge of production and D'Angela Proctor is the head of original programming and production for the network.