A prison is a place in which people are confined and deprived of a range of liberties, either while waiting trial, while on trial, or after trial and sentence (as a long term isolation punishment). A person confined in a prison is called a prisoner. Prisoners are guarded, overseen and looked after by prison officers.
Prisons are institutions authorized by governments and forming part of a country's criminal justice system, or as facilities for holding prisoners of war.
Prison corporal punishmentEdit
In the past (and in many countries to the present day), prisoners were subjected to a range of punishments, including corporal punishment.
- Punishments for the original crime. These are usually given on entering the prison (the "Welcome"), and possibly another one on leaving the prison.
- Punishments for the breaking of prison rules.
Prison corporal punishment in art and literatureEdit
A well-known fictional work of flagellation literature, Nell in Bridewell (original title: Lenchen im Zuchthause), describes in great detail the cruelty of prison corporal punishment in the 19th century.
Women in Prison films (WiP) became a specialized branch of exploitation cinema in the 1970s. Today WiP films are mostly created by spanking and BDSM producers. In particular, Bars and Stripes is a pay site that features stories, photographs and videos from a fictional women's prison in which the inmates are regularly punished by spankings.
"Spanking" a thief in a U.S. military prison (1879).
- Birch rod (93 cm long) from the General Prisons Board, Ireland, now in the National Museum of Ireland. "Pattern of Birch Rod for Corporal Punishment of Male Convicts when required."
- Cell Block F (Kelly Payne Collection), F/F, guards punish prisoner (video)
|This page uses content from Prison. The list of authors can be seen in the . As with Spanking Art, the text of Wikipedia is available under a copyleft license, the Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike license.. The original article was at|