The Medieval period of the Middle Ages was violent and blood thirsty. In barbarous times the cruel and pitiless feeling which induced legislators to increase the horrors of tortures, also contributed to the aggravation of the fate of prisoners. Torture chambers were included in many castles. Law or custom did not prescribe any fixed rules for the treatment of hapless prisoners who faced torture. Different types of torture were used depending on the victim’s crime and social status. Torture was seen as a totally legitimate means for justice to extract confessions, or obtain the names of accomplices or other information about the crime. Torture was a legitimate way to obtain testimonies and confessions from suspects for use in legal inquiries and trials during the Middle Ages.
The Lucca Castle was no exception to these violent ways. In fact their torture chamber was one of the most gruesome of all. As time progressed and traditions changed, the castle was left abandoned and all of its furniture was left with it, including the different parts of the chamber.
Twenty five years ago the castle was rebuilt, but the chamber was left the same due to it being underground. The castle was bought and is now being referred to as Lucca Academy Reform School for troubled teens. The two deans of the school were well aware of the fact that a torture chamber still stood strong under the academy and are planning for it to be put to good use. Well if need be. As long as the students do as they’re told they’ll be in no danger.
Now it’s 2012 and the academy has officially been opened. Teens of all ages are invited to stay here at Lucca in order to get their lives back on track before it is too late.