Crime and Punishment of the victorian age

Gallery & quick facts

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The 'new drop'
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20 men were hanged in 1785. All of the prisoners were under 30 and not one was convicted of murder.

a true hanging
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Here is an official government photograph of the long drop hanging of a drug seller, Kuwait in 1998.

The condemned cell
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The noose &hood
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This picture was taken to show the way the noose and hood function.

To cleanse their souls?
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Those hung here were left for 3 tides to wash over them with no explaination.