Were medieval priests put in the stocks?
There were doubtless occasions when priests were put in the stocks, but I would imagine they were the exception and this very seldom happened.
Priests were members of clergy. The legal system of the Middle Ages included what was called "benefit of clergy," which provided for clergy to be tried by ecclesiastical courts when they were accused of crimes. Ecclesiastical courts were prohibited from using corporal punishments on several occasions by the popes (a sign it happened from time to time).
Benefit of clergy, by the way, did not only apply to priests, but to all clerics. Today we is envision this as including monks and nuns, but this vision is incomplete. It was rather hard to determine who was a member of the clergy and who was not, so the question was put to a test to determine whether a person qualified, and the test was whether a person was literate to the point of being able to read the 51st Psalm. Under this system, all literate people were clergy, and this included a large number of students, members of nobility, merchants, poets, troubadours, and any scoundrels who had memorized the 51st Psalm.
The crimes that were considered a serious crime was such as a highway robbery, stealing livestock, treason, or murder, they will be hanged or burned at the stake. The punishments for lesser crimes were fined or put in stocks. Stocks were a wooden frame with holes for the person's leg and sometimes arms. Being left in the stocks for hours or days was both painful and humilliating.
The stocks are a favored prop in theme parks and historical areas, but they were not a treat for people placed in them. Stocks can constrain you by your head, hands, and legs, or something as simple as your thumbs. The physical uncomfortableness was definitely a factor, but being left at the mercy of the population was the true punishment. In a land without television, throwing stones and rotten fruit at people stuck in the…