Friday, November 11, 2022



Volume #111122-1110                             November 11, 2022


Time-tested, Corporal Punishment eliminates almost all crime

Looking at the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe at large, Australia, New Zealand, and a host of other countries in which we see a disturbing trend in criminal justice.  Over the decades these nations have decided that locking people up is the only answer to criminal justice.  Or so they thought!

Recently, a study by Nordstaum Justice showed that all of these countries are devoting increasing portions of their budgets to locking people up.  Arrest them, sentence them, and lock them away ... seems a less than elegant solution.  It is in fact a completely failed system!  It's a really bad idea!


Incarceration policies have all failed!


As of the writing of this article, the United States has 15 prisons [costing $1.7B] under construction to handle the overflow of today and the steady stream of criminals headed their way in the very near future.  The 3,100 jails currently in use in America are overcrowded and virtually every county in the land has floated a bond issue for constructing new jail facilities to meet the demand.

In the U.S. there are over 2.3 million inmates on any given day.  We have another 80,000 youths in detention centres.  Over 400,000 illegal aliens pass through immigration detention centres.  Wow!  This means that our country, the good old U.S. of A, incarcerates more people than any other country in the world!  Even China doesn't have this many people in jail!  Damn!

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In 2015, among the 45 responding states, the total state expenditure on prisons was just under $43 billion.  That's a lot of money for a system that doesn't work, and I'm not even talking about federal expenditure for their prisoners.  A request of $7.56 billion for federal prisons for fiscal year of 2022 has been presented.


Jailing folks costs over $50 billion annually!


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With states paying $43 billion, feds paying $7.56 billion we're looking at over $50 billion every year!  I haven't counted county jails because most inmates are awaiting trial and are therefore presumed innocent for the time being.  But cost is cost, and jails take up $11 billion annually.

I could go on, but why?  It's obvious that '3 hots and a cot' are no deterrent to the increasing numbers of career criminals.

They know that they'll be housed and cared for better in prison than on the streets.  The answer is not 'warehousing' inmates for a given period of time and then unleashing them on a mostly defenseless public.  Nor is it the answer to allow them to rattle around in a prison system that only encourages delinquency, hatred, deviance, and a grinding resentment of society at large.

A study by the David Drake Society found that over 81% of these people will re-enter the system within 8 months of their release.  The number of multiple enrollees [inmates who have been in prison more than twice] is expected to double by 2026.  What we have here is a ticking time bomb that has already begun to explode in our society.  From liberal-minded D.A.s to equally lenient governors and mayors, we see crime exploding in every metropolitan centre in the country.

Click here: 2020~ 2021 study on criminal recidivism.

Those other nations I mentioned earlier are experiencing similar statistics with one exception.  The exception is that, in the United States, more infractions result in prison terms than any other country in the world.  In English this means, "If you commit a crime in America, any crime, you stand a significantly greater chance of ending up behind bars than any other country in the world!"


It's easier to end up in jail in America than anywhere else!


Okay, now we can see the forest for the trees.  Our problem is that locking folks up doesn't work.  Not counted in the cost of dollars and cents is the cost of lives, livelihoods, society, and the damage done across the board to our humanity.  Life in America is indeed cheap.  I have a suggestion to lower the cost considerably, but it will fall on deaf ears because they will opine, "That's cruel and unusual punishment."

What is 'cruel and unusual punishment'?  Well, depending on who you are, how you were raised, what your core beliefs are, and a host of other things, anything can be called 'cruel and unusual'.  Hell, in Nebraska if you spank your kid in a McDonalds Restaurant, nobody even turns a head.  If you do that in California it becomes cruel and unusual, and you'll find yourself in jail and your kid 'disappeared' into the system.

I propose the following, submitted for your approval:


Corporal punishment in the form of caning


In countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia*, and a host of other countries use caning as their primary form of punishment.  In over 90% of cases where someone is caned, he or she is released back into the public.  Of those released back into the public around 30% will still serve a supervised probation.  *Indonesia adopted caning in 2015.  Okay, so these countries aren't 'America', and are looked upon as brutal and barbaric.

Let me remind you that these nations are all highly advanced and enjoy the same level of civilization, science, and society as we do.  Singaporeans enjoy one of the very highest standards of living in the world.

Brunei is likewise an advanced nation, having gotten 5G communication nearly 2 years ahead of the United States or Great Britain.  Even a look at Malaysia and Indonesia shows their city centres and metropolis to be equally advanced.

So; why caning and not just locking people up?  The figures speak for themselves.  Not only do inmates cost an average of $39,780 a year to keep them locked up, but the majority of them only learn how to become more efficient and unfeeling criminals than they were when they first got locked up!


Why cane?  The figures speak for themselves.


In America criminals knows that if they are caught and convicted, it's not such a bad thing.  The majority of these 'inmates to be' or 'returning alumnus' actually look forward to 'finding their place' in a society with which they are familiar.  In many cases, prisons are the only real 'homes' they've ever known.  It's the discipline, societal chain-of-command, routine, dependability of service, and unlimited free time that draw the flotsam and jetsam of society to the prison lifestyle.

What if a criminal knew that he wouldn't necessarily have '3 hots and a cot' [3 hot meals a day and a bed to sleep in] to look forward to but instead a beating!  Controlled and medically supervised caning leaves an indelible impression on the minds and buttocks of would-be offenders.  There's a whole lot more reason not to commit a crime if you know you'll be beaten across the ass with a cane.

A co-deterrent is the permanent scarring and possibility of trauma induced neuropathy.  That neuropathy is a pain or itch that is 'forever'.  There is no cure, but it is treatable with generic drugs such as gabapentin.  In most cases the pain or itch can be controlled to satisfactory levels.

What about this?  If we had caning as a regular form of punishment, our jails and prisons would stop growing and, as inmates are released or die in the care of the corrections department, we'd see jails and prisons being emptied and then torn down.  Why keep all of these jails and prisons if there aren't enough inmates to populate them?  It's simply an issue of supply and demand.


It all about 'supply and demand'


Click here for how caning is done:

Less crime resulting in fewer arrests and convictions means far fewer people going to jail or prison.  I know, your uncle works as a corrections officer [that's fancy talk for prison guard or 'jailer'] and he might lose his job.

Okay that's a possibility but given that the average prison guard has a 9th grade education, an IQ around 97~99, and an 84% chance of divorce in the first year of his employment, your uncle and others like him may still find rewarding careers in janitorial service, fast food, and warehouse work.  In the end caning could well be the answer to a long-standing desire for something that actually works for our justice system.  How about it?

I'm Max, and that's the way I see it!

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