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In a pillory, a man stood with his head and hands pinned by a wooden frame. Those who had erred more seriously a crime might find themselves in the stocks which had holes for feet and usually hands. That meant sittin immobilised and uncomfortable to face the crowd, Both pilloey and stock were usually placed on platforms. Pillories emerged in Britian in the 13th century and were exported to America with the Pilgrims. Considering the early colonies were more concerned with stayig alive then housing criminals, pillories were a effective way of punisment and restraint.