Instruments of Punishment
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Recaptured escapees wearing chains.

Whipping posts and implements of torture on the convict ship Success.

This prisoner is an inmate of the Onondaga Penitentiary in New York. All inmates wear dark grey striped suits. Those who attempt to escape when returned, have a chain rivetted to one of their legs; chain is 5 feet long, weighs about 20 lbs.
Department of Corrections and Juvenile Justice Studies
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