olde timey punishments

  • “Riding the Rail”

    “Riding the rail” was a punishment in Colonial America where a man—rarely a woman—was stripped and made to straddle a wooden fence rail, while being carried on the shoulders of two other men. Further, the man was then paraded throughout the community until dumped on the side of the road and abandoned. Seems like we’ve really gotten less creative with the whole “capital punishment” thing.

    Josh Fjelstad 3 years ago 3 responses

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