The Courthouse is a symbol of the presence of the law in the colonial community. Tom Hay tells this original building’s history.
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The Constitution guarantees the right to jury trial. What does it mean for a vital democracy? Director of the Center for Jury Studies Paula Hannaford-Agor explains their importance.| Transcript
The hangman’s noose was the last stop for many a felon. But the ultimate penalty could be avoided with the recitation of one special psalm. Historian Linda Rowe explains the Benefit of Clergy.| Transcript
Tarring and feathering dissenters at the liberty pole was political theater in the 18th century, says Tom Hay, Colonial Williamsburg’s courthouse supervisor.| Transcript
Tom Hay talks about crime and punishment in 18th-century Williamsburg.| Transcript