Flogging Or Prison?

Andrew Sullivan —  May 1 2011 @ 3:37pm

Peter Moskos challenges Americans to reconsider the status quo of our prison system:

If flogging were really worse than prison, nobody would choose it. Of course most people would choose the rattan cane over the prison cell. And that's my point. Faced with the choice between hard time and the lash, the lash is better. What does that say about prison?