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10 Most Cruel Torture Devices of All Time - History Rundown
This is a medieval torturer device known as the Coffin. The offender would be put inside this and locked up and the coffin would be hung from a tree or the city walls. Usually the convict inside would die of thirst, exposure, or hunger. This torturer device is similar to Tilman's iron harness as it was a torture for him to be inside this because it prevented him to be free and to be able to roam around as it was his nature to do so. - Chris
Another shame mask - it whistled when you exhaled
Iron shame mask - it whistled when you exhaled. Was used for things like drunkenness, disorderly conduct, lechery, gossiping, bad musical ability, etc were forced to wear while tied to the town discipline post. Essentially a measure of punishment for crimes earning a lesser punishment than death.
The Fairview Training Center was once known as the "Oregon State Institution for the Feeble-Minded." It was established in 1908 and housed thousands of residents with disabilities for close to a century. Many of the residents were brought to the Center as small children and lived their entire lives in the confines of this prison masking as a hospital.