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Originally posted by Suspiria
6 lashes? 4 lashes? I see at least 20 in that pic
Originally posted by Xcathdra
In the US no, since it would violate the Constitution against cruel and unusual punishment.
Originally posted by Lynda101
The Royal Navy use to use the cat-o-nine-tails but eventually it was considered too barbaric.
The Walking Fox's link that showed the lad's backside after only 4 lashes was a reality check. The Island suggestion was the best to me.
What bothers me slightly is, am I seeing a tad of Sharia raising its head here and that for me would never ever be acceptable. They enjoy a good flog albeit I've only seen it done with a tassled silk rope - softly. Or is it a cheap option to but the huge prison industry?
I think prison should be used considerably less (where appropriate) but with its emphasis totally on rehabilitation and training people so they can leave, supervised etc but able to walk into a job and rejoin society.
People in work building their own lives don't dance out so readily to ruin others lives.