Saturday, July 5, 2008

Corporal punishment

Posted By on Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 10:57 AM

In a day when the U.S. is torturing people and in a state where the ability to beat kids is stoutly defended, this probably isn't news, but ....

A reader points me to this article about an Arkansas Correction Department rule change broadening guards' ability to use force on inmates. The reader has some trepidation, I think, about giving latitude for physical punishment to a department that has often abused use of force.

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