Prison corporal punishment
Prison corporal punishment is given for different reasons:
- As a judicial corporal punishment for the original crime, usually in cases when a person is sentenced to CP plus imprisonment.
- As a punishment for breaking prison rules (e.g. an attempted escape).
- As a so-called 'Welcome' given to every person by standard on entring the prison.
- There was (or still is in some places) also a tradition to whip every prisoner (again) on leaving the prison.
Prison corporal punishment is usually severe, and the delinquent is usually restrained. It is usually given with a cane, strap (a very heavy version is often called "prison strap"), flogger, or whip on the bare back or buttocks. In past centuries, prison CP was also often given with a birch.
Women in Prison films depict various forms of prison punishment in a fictional, usually sensationalized, setting. What began as an exploitation subgenre in the 1970s continues to the present day in countless spanking and BDSM fetish films.