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Our Penal Policy

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Punishments administered, and those administering punishment, for a number of crimes during the State's colonial history changed greatly by the early 20th-century. A general trend emerges from corporal punishment, locking prisoners in stocks and beating/maiming them depending on the crime, to more civil sentences, varying lengths of imprisonment. Another shift occurs in the governing body doling out punishment from the crown in England to a judicial system within the state.
Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 1 Issue 1, Jan 1931, p5-20