Accused and Sentenced
When the Salem Witch Trials began with young Elizabeth Paris and her cousin, Abigail Williams, Salem began to see witches everywhere.
Almost no one was safe from the accusation of being a witch when fingers began to point. Shortly after the first accusation by the girls, over 200 people, mostly women, were arrested and jailed under suspicion of witchcraft.
While they were jailed, it did not always mean sentenced. Many sat in jail for long periods in the jail before they could be put on trial.