The time is way past over due for prison reform.
This is a states-rights thing, for the governors to work on.....
Those governors who do nothing must be voted out of office and publicly censured(sp?)..
The people who advocate flogging should be flogged themselves...yes ! I do become emotional and stupid about this....
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
I'd give it a shot, and see statistics on how things have changed.
I'm a firm believer that removing corporal punishment from our public schools was the downfall of our educational system. Kids as a whole may be stupid, but they're smart enough to know that the liberal way of just turning cheeks with no real potential threat of intervention allows them to do what they damn well please.
Nip it while they're young. When you remove an ass-whipping or taking a meterstick across the knuckles and replace it with a stern finger-wagging, you're encouraging this rebellious behavior later in life. I wouldn't mind seeing some real pain given to criminals, then determine if it's an effective deterrent. I guarantee you that the dude never spray-painted anything else in Singapore.