Cuckoo Criminals By: JOse PErez


  • Public executions were common until 1868 and drew enthusiastic crowds of people eager to witness
  • Executions were viewed as entertainment.


  • Home owners made profit by renting spots to eager spectators trying to watch these executions.


  • Prisoners had to be made to face up their own faults, by keeping them in silence and making them do work, boring work.
  • Prisons at this time were often in old buildings, such as castles. They tended to be damp, unhealthy, insanitary and over-crowded.


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