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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

1930's Podmore or Cleary: THE TRENTON WHIPPING POST

Criminals were not coddled back in the early years of Trenton and indeed in the country. The above article tells of the whipping post as it was in the Trenton of years gone by. The other little article is from a woman who was responding to a person who said whipping was "cruel and unusual punishment." Many people shared the reasoning of "Ima Mother," who probably reasoned that any one sentenced to the whipping post was very probably guilty of "cruel and unusual punishment."

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