Monday, December 17, 2012

Louis Stapleton, August 5, 1960

Louis Stapleton was part of a prison chain gang, a barbaric form of punishment in which prisoners were tied and forced to work like slaves in the harsh weather from sun up to sun down. He had been convicted of drunk driving. Later on he collapsed due to exhaustion and was beaten by Pat Williams the "overseer" of the chain gang. When he couldn't get up he was beaten to death by Williams who was later fired.

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