North Korea law specifies ‘three generations of punishment’. If you commit a crime, your children and grandchildren will also receive the full brunt of punishment, which often involves a lifetime in prison, also children born in prison are raised as prisoners because their “blood is guilty”.
The “Holbrook Holiday” is a creative punishment invented by an Ohio judge. Instead of a standard jail term, he takes a holiday away from the criminal for the next several years by making them report to jail for the holiday.
A Roman merchant who sold fake jewels was sentenced to face a lion in the arena. When the gate finally opened, a chicken walked out. Emperor Gallienus proclaimed “He practiced deceit and then had it practiced on him.”
During the middle ages, talkative women were punished by being forced to wear metal cages on their heads.
A kid was shot with a crossbow in San Diego after him and his friend were throwing rocks at passing cars.
The first person sentenced to the stocks in Boston was Edward Palmer, the builder of said stocks. His crime: Charging too much for building the stocks.
In the Bible, God sent two bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a man for being bald.
Chemical castration is a viable method of dealing with repeat child sex offenders in South Korea.
The youngest person to have been executed in the US was 14 years old. A bible was used to boost him up onto the electric chair, and his trial only lasted 2 and a half hours.
The moon maniac was a man who murdered and ate a 10 year old girl and years later wrote a letter to her mother describing everything in great detail. He was killed by electric chair.