Bring Back Flogging Analysis

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In the article, “Bring Back Flogging” by Jeff Jacoby states that flogging should be brought back for criminals instead of putting them in prisons. The United States imprisons more people than any other country. Crime is getting out of control and the crime rate is a 250 percent increased since 1980. Many inmates that are convicted of felons are released to early or not locked up at all. The price of keeping criminals behind bars is about $30,000 per inmate per year. For tens of thousands of convicts, prison is a graduate school of criminal studies. If flogging comes back, criminals would be embarrassed and would result in them not doing it again. With all of the reasons Jacoby says about prisons and criminals, flogging should be brought back instead of imprisoning them. Flogging: when criminals get whipped in public. Flogging has been irrelevant in the past 150 years. Nowadays; the entire world uses a less painful way of punishing criminals, locking them behind bars in prisons. The United States…show more content…
The price to keep an inmate behind bars is $30,000 per year. Flogging is much cheaper than keeping criminals in prisons. Jacoby said, “If young punks were horsewhipped in public after their first conviction, fewer of them would harden into lifelong felons.” With humiliation coming from the public whipping, criminals would be embarrassed and would not do the act again. Some politicians say cities have become much safer because of the success of the criminal justice system. Jacoby says, “To ease the pressure, nearly all convicted felons are released early -- or not locked up at all.” 58 percent of all murders and 98 percent of all burglaries not result in a prison term. Most of these convicted criminals are on the streets without parole supervision or
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