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reply to post by violet
Bread and water was not to force people to contemplate their crimes, is was a form of torture. It wasn't about decreased rations,it was a deliberate tool to give prisoners excruciating pain. The digestive tract can't deal with it causing extreme abdominal pain.
Well that's what I meant. Make conditions so horrible they will contemplate their crimes.
I think I said that was in the Victorian era, when contemplating might have worked. There was no tvs etc in jail back then. Nowadays it isn't the worst place to be.
edit on 7-2-2014 by violet because: (no reason given)
reply to post by WilsonWilson
I agree, torture isn't a deterrent to crime, but a means of information extraction.
Locking a person up was a way for them to come to terms with their crime.
Torture while being locked up really Fs up a mind, not correct it.