Let the children suffer

On October 1, 1875, Virginia State Penitentiary inmate Thomas Nowlin died of third-degree burns suffered when he fell into a tub of boiling coffee in the kitchen. Thomas was 10 years old.

From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 1891.

Virginia law once dictated that children under the age of 17 who committed certain crimes were sent, as Nowlin…

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Dale M. Brumfield

Dale M. Brumfield

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Anti-death penalty advocate, cultural archaeologist, “American Grotesk” historyteller and author of 11 books. More at www.dalebrumfield.net.