Asked in History of the United StatesSalem Witch Trials
How many were imprisoned in the Salem witch trials?
September 20, 2007 3:31AM
Between February 1692 and May 1693, over 150 people were arrested and imprisoned, with even more accused who were not formally pursued by the authorities. The two courts convicted 29 people of the capital felony of witchcraft, 19 of whom (fourteen women, five men) were executed by hanging. In addition, Giles Corey was pressed to death for refusing to enter a plea. In addition to those executed, at least five more died in prison.