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Who built the torture chair? Why was it built? How was it used?

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Throughout history many types of chairs have been built for torture. The Judas Chair was used in the Spanish Inquisition. The last one used in the United States was in Utah and was ordered removed from service after the death of an inmate in the late 1990's. I actually saw this chair sitting in the state surplus property division in 2008. It is believed that many county sheriff's departments around the country still use the chair but it's called a restraint chair. Once someone is placed in that chair it's possible to conduct interrogations and or torture, etc. This chair has been ordered banned. The one in Utah was designed built at the Utah State Prison.
Sep 30, 2017
John Farnham built the torture chair. The inspiration for the chair came from a conversation with Decay back in 2002. Originally, the idea was to build a torture chamber. A room in which once you entered the door would automatically lock behind you. Windows would allow spectators to watch you writhe in agony until your time was up and the door unlocked. The concept was developed into the chair. First used in Wellington November 2002. For 2004, the chair was re-upholstered. Some LED lighting and a siren was added. During Mortifera the chair got a bit of a work out. Only some victims recorded their time scores. The supreme award went to Nat who endured an incredible 30 plus minutes. The torture chair was made to give people penalties ( Also know as the Death Penalty ) for doing something bad. Sometimes they would do it to make it hurt but not make the person die and other times they would make them die. The torture chair is also known as the Judas Chair. There are many variants of the chair. They all have one thing in common: spikes cover the back, arm-rests, seat, leg-rests and foot-rests. The number of spikes in one of these chairs ranges from 500 to 1,500. To avoid movement, the victim's wrists were tied to the chair or, in one version, two bars pushed the arms against arm-rests for the spikes to penetrate the flesh even further. In some versions, there were holes under the chair's bottom where the torturer placed coal to cause severe burns while the victim still remained conscious. This instrument's strength lies primarily in the psychological fear caused on the victims. It was a common practice to extract a confession by forcing the victim to watch someone else be tortured with this instrument. The time of death greatly varied ranging from a few hours to a day or more. No spike penetrated any vital organ and the wound was closed by the spike itself which delayed blood loss greatly. Hope I helped!
Sep 30, 2017
Which torture chair? There have likely been hundreds of different ones throughout history.
Sep 30, 2017
a man built it because people have a craving to see other people in pain, it was used to torture.
Sep 30, 2017

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