Bring Back Flogging This Bring Back Flogging essay seems to hit a real strong point in the fact that prisons are over populated and it costs so much to take care of each and every one of them. The most outstanding question is, should we bring back flogging? The answer is so complex and complicated that no one person can come up with the best answer. Some seem to think that flogging should be brought back in some form because we could better control the prison systems and the overpopulation problem that is haunting the system today. Population is a serious problem in prisons today because there is no room for the criminals of today. So the courts are turning criminals away that need punishment for the crimes that they have committed or they are receiving shorter terms for the crimes. Thus the only thing that they have learned is do the crime and spend less time. So if the courts would bring back flogging then this would make the criminals think twice about doing the things that they do. Then the population problem would easily take care of its self in just a short time. The cost to keep a criminal behind bars is approximately 25,000 to 30,000 dollars a year and it cost almost 3,000 dollars to have the same person on parole and about 1,500 for that person to be on probation per year and that is the tax payer’s dollars hard at work. Repeat offenders are on the rise and the cost to take care of them is also on the rise. If flogging was
administrated into the justice system allowing the punishment to fit the crime then there would be less repeat offenders. Jeff Jacoby states” that if young punks were horsewhipped in public after their first conviction, fewer of them would harden into lifelong felons”. This seems to be the way many Americans are thinking today or at least the ones that voice their opinions.