What should you do if you are arrested?

What should you do if you are arrested? Being stopped by law enforcement can be an unsettling experience that may lead to an arrest. On average, there are over 10 million arrests made in the United States each year. Not all of them end in punishment from the judicial system, though. That is why it… Continue reading What should you do if you are arrested?

Branding Irons & Whipping Posts | North Carolina Punishment 1800s

Today’s Featured Image is a postcard created in 1880 by Arthur Livingston of Patton Ave in Asheville, NC. Special thank you to Western Carolina University Archives for their permission to use it. Before North Carolina revised its constitution in 1868, two instruments used in punishment for breaking the law were branding irons and whipping posts.… Continue reading Branding Irons & Whipping Posts | North Carolina Punishment 1800s