The Stocks:

Freda Savahl
2 min readAug 24, 2021

A Colonial Punishment & Strange Crime Stories.

Permission Details: Author Pearson Scott Foresman has released this work worldwide into Public Domain. VRT ticket# 2010061110041093. Link; https://ticket.wikimedia.org/otrs/index.pl?

The Stocks were the sentence of punishments in the 16th & 17th centuries. Criminals would sit with feet in a wooden frame, where local people throw rotten food or stones at them. Their crimes were swearing, drunkenness, dishonesty & disorderly conduct in public.

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Freda Savahl

Retired Nurse Practitioner WHC /Contract Provider Deployment Military Services. US Citizen. Immigrant from South Africa 1978.