March 3 - March 3, 2008 A prisoner gets taste of Black...

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March 3, 2008 A prisoner gets taste of “Black Betty” at Parchman Farm Cool hand Luke – captain says he treats them the way he does for their own good, a guise o Well intentioned people do the most damage to liberty Punishments imposed in American Colonies o Jougs – heavy iron collars put around offenders neck attacked to something heavy o Bilboes – reserved for slander or liable offenders; chained by their foot to wooden post and have to stand in one spot for many hours Punishment in MD, NJ, etc o Delaware o Famous for whipping posts – most famous in Sussex county – named “Red Hannah” Had criminalizing effect better than cleansing effect Mostly whipped were black men Reserved almost exclusively for poor and black Kept for a long time Delaware was last state to abandon use of whipping post in town square because of Delaware Supreme Court decision; State v. Cannon – 1963. Took case of man to be whipped on “Red Hannah”
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