Woman Sentenced To Public Shaming, Wearing Degrading Sign At Bus Station

Posted on  

"Woman Sentenced To Public Shaming, Wearing Degrading Sign At Bus Station"

Georgia woman Natasha Latrice Freeman was sentenced to wearing a sign reading “I made a fool out of myself on a Bibb County Public Schools bus” at the bus stop where she attacked her 11 year-old cousin every morning for a week. Though public shaming sounds extreme, it has a long history in the United States and has been used of late to punish crimes ranging from the accidental killing of a man by a drunk driver to cutting a three year old’s hair. A recent report by the National Institute of Justice raised serious questions about the practice as applied to clients of prostitutes.

« »

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.