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THE ARCHIVE

News items about corporal punishment, classified by country, type and month.


ALL THE ARCHIVE PAGES ARE COLOUR CODED: GREEN background for judicial CP, BEIGE background for school CP, WHITE background for other kinds of CP (Prison, Military, Domestic, Reformatory)

Archive - 2005

Australia The Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda Bolivia Botswana Brunei Canada Cayman Islands China Egypt Fiji Ghana Greece Indonesia Iran Ireland Jamaica Kenya Malaysia Namibia Nepal New Zealand Nigeria Norway Pakistan Papua New Guinea Qatar Russia St Kitts & Nevis Saudi Arabia Singapore Solomon Islands South Africa Sudan Swaziland Switzerland Taiwan Tanzania Trinidad & Tobago Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Zimbabwe


 

flag AUSTRALIA

Australia/Judicial - January 2005
Thugs need a good flogging, says elder
Aboriginal leaders want lawless young people to be taught a lesson


Australia/Schools - February 2005
Schools likely to accept corporal punishment ban
Private schools in Victoria may be stopped from caning


Australia/Schools - March 2005
School of hard knocks (illustrated)
Profile of the only school in Victoria that admits to using CP; boys are pictured

How the cane was canned
History of abolition in Victoria


Australia/Schools - April 2005
Bullies draw calls to bring back cuts
Queensland politicians say school discipline policy is not working


Australia/Schools - August 2005
Spare the rod
Some NSW teachers still mourn the cane's passing


Australia/Schools - September 2005
Schools fail the 3Rs test
55% of Queensland public want corporal punishment brought back

Strap to be banned in all Victorian schools
School leaving age up to 16
School CP, already outlawed in government schools, will be prohibited in private ones too under new proposals


Australia/Domestic - November 2005
Courts warn parents
Parents "hit their kids too hard"


Australia/Schools - December 2005
Corporal punishment well and truly going
Victoria govt says determined to abolish CP in independent schools


flag THE BAHAMAS

Bahamas/Judicial - August 2005
Bring back the cat?
Proposal for reintroduction of flogging


flag BARBADOS

Barbados/Schools - January 2005
Student Code Of Discipline Now In Effect
Corporal punishment is permitted in schools at all levels


Barbados/Schools - July 2005
Don't flog!
Teachers' union advises members not to use CP after boy wins compensation for injured buttocks


flag BELIZE

Belize/Schools - June 2005
Corporal punishment of children: still an issue
School CP is legal, and entrenched in the culture


flag BERMUDA

Bermuda/Prisons - July 2005
UBP: Bring back the birch
Opposition politician says violence in jail far more prevalent now


Bermuda/Schools - November 2005
Why did they beat my five-year-old?
Boy with "short attention span" was strapped by principal


flag BOLIVIA

Bolivia/Judicial - June 2005
Drivers whip a colleague (illustrated)
Unofficial whipping of strikebreaker is pictured

Striking bus drivers spank a colleague (illustrated)
Another strikebreaker gets a whacking, pictured


flag BOTSWANA

Botswana/Judicial - January 2005
Kgosi to continue caning women
Village elders told to carry on caning regardless of gender

Venson thanks voters
MP explains corporal punishment bill to constituents

Residents welcome amendment
Citizens' meeting is told that CP for women might be damaging

'Foreigners convicted here must be lashed'
Amendment of law will mean more caning, less prison, says MP


Botswana/Judicial - February 2005
Zimbabwean gets five strokes of the cane
Court orders punishment for 26-year-old

AG explains advantage of corporal punishment
It's one of the best ways of reducing prison overcrowding, says Attorney-General

Chief declares war on lawlessness
Orders five strokes of cane on buttocks for drunken public nuisance

Kgosi Seeletso calls for 'proper' caning
It should be given on the back, he says


Botswana/Judicial - March 2005
House approves bill on corporal punishment
New law broadens range of offences for which cane may be imposed, but women remain exempt


Botswana/Judicial - April 2005
Corporal punishment extended to women
Customary courts may now order canings for offenders up to age 50 of either sex

Player whipped for assaulting referee
Footballer given four strokes by customary court


Botswana/Judicial - June 2005
Zimbabwean holidaymaker flogged in Botswana
Customary court gives him eight strokes of the cane for loitering


Botswana/Judicial - July 2005
Public flogging causes outrage (illustrated)
Petty thief, 27, is pictured receiving five lashes with pants down on the order of a traditional court


Botswana/Judicial - August 2005
BarMan Flogged For Threatening Fiancee
Customary Court orders four strokes of cane on bare buttocks


flag BRUNEI

Brunei/Judicial - January 2005
First offender to get lashes this year
Three strokes of the cane for 22-year-old Indonesian

Chicken Thief Who Failed To Flee Fined And Caned
Rare case of JCP not combined with prison

Malaysian Petrol Thief Jailed And Caned
Three months and three strokes for illegal immigrant, 31

Jail, cane for stealing signboards
30-year-old gets two strokes for mischief after road signs vanish


Brunei/Judicial - February 2005
Jail, whipping for Indonesian duo in robbery case
12 strokes each after handbag snatch

Jail And Cane For Filipino Overstayers
Two illegal immigrants get three strokes each

Malaysian Teenager Jailed And Whipped For Theft
Three strokes of the cane for 17-year-old


Brunei/Judicial - March 2005
Jobless Local Jailed, Caned For Attempted Robbery
12 strokes for 32-year-old

11 Malaysian Jailed And Caned For Collecting 'Kayu Gaharu'
All get three strokes for pinching sandalwood

Man Gets 16 Years And 12 Strokes For Raping Teenage Daughter
Father of seven raped girl of 12


Brunei/Judicial - April 2005
Anti-Drug Abuse Forum & Exhibition at CHMS (illustrated)
Yet another dummy caning demonstration

7 yrs, 12 strokes for breaking into bank's ATM room
Bungling Bangladeshi bank robber slashed security guards


Brunei/Judicial - May 2005
Anti-drugs campaign held in Tutong (illustrated)
Another whipping demonstration is pictured

First Thai National To Be Whipped Four Times
35-year-old overstayer gets 4 strokes instead of the usual three

20 Years, 15 Strokes For Raping Daughter
Heavy punishment for father, 39

Illegal Tree-Cutters Get Cane, Jail Terms
Five strokes each for two Indonesian immigrants


Brunei/Judicial - June 2005
Thieving Dad Gets 12 Years' Jail, Whipping
Eight strokes for housebreaking; his 19-year-old accomplice gets three strokes

16 years, 15 strokes for raping 3 daughters
Repeated incest over years by ex-army corporal, 46


Brunei/Judicial - July 2005
Jail, cane for worker who stole $10,000
Three years in jail and four strokes of the cane for robber, 35


Brunei/Judicial - August 2005
PR Youth Jailed For Robbery With A Deadly Weapon
21-year-old also ordered to receive 12 strokes of the cane


Brunei/Judicial - September 2005
Five Men Jailed For Stealing Cars And Electrical Cables
One also gets eight strokes of the cane


Brunei/Judicial - October 2005
Civil Servant Jailed For Raping Daughter
12 strokes of cane and 11 years in jail for man, 34

Eight Years, 12 Strokes For Gang Robbery
31-year-old ambushed Chinese money changer in speedboat


Brunei/Judicial - November 2005
Jail, Cane For Ex-Army Man
Six years and five strokes for possessing rifle

Jail, cane for foreigners who overstayed
Three strokes each for three thirtysomethings

Foreigner Pays Price For Inflicting Hurt
18 months' jail, two strokes and a fine for offender who also possessed illegal drugs


Brunei/Judicial - December 2005
Four Plead Guilty To Firearms Possession
Two of them are ordered to receive three strokes of the cane

15 Years And 10 Strokes For Syabu
Drug offences bring caning for 34-year-old

22 years behind bars for cannabis
Trafficker is also given 15 strokes of the cane

Jail, Whipping For Overstaying Foreigners
Three strokes each for two thirtysomethings


flag CANADA

Canada/Domestic - February 2005
Spanking still legal in Canada
News item implies (wrongly, I think -- C.F.) that schools can still use CP too


Canada/Domestic - March 2005
A Korean father's lesson on raising cane
He flew to Canada to cane his son


Canada/Domestic - April 2005
Physical discipline depends on the culture
Need for cultural sensitivity in assessing bad parenting by immigrants


Canada/Schools - May 2005
Sask. schools smack down corporal discipline
Saskatchewan formally abolishes the strap, leaving Alberta as only province with CP


Canada/Schools - September 2005
Heading back to school in the 1880s
Edmonton schools used a willow switch for CP before the strap was adopted


Canada/Domestic - December 2005
Police backpedal on gang-crime issue
Black leader says authorities too quick to remove children from homes where CP is used


flag CAYMAN ISLANDS

Cayman Islands/Schools - April 2005
New education law more comprehensive
Corporal punishment in schools is abolished


flag CHINA

China/Schools - January 2005
8-Year-Old Girl Caned on the Bare Buttocks In Front of the Class for Not Finishing Her Homework (illustrated)
"It was so embarrassing", says schoolgirl, pictured
(News item in Chinese with English summary translation)


flag EGYPT

Egypt/Schools - March 2005
UNICEF film wins prize at Cairo film festival
Kids make animated film satirising corporal punishment


flag FIJI

Fiji/Schools - January 2005
Teachers want the lash back
Reintroduce corporal punishment, says teachers' union


Fiji/Judicial - May 2005
Cane him, court orders (illustrated)
20 years' jail and five strokes of the cane for rapist, 27, pictured

Retailers want rapist caned
Local businesses applaud caning sentence


flag GHANA

Ghana/Schools - July 2005
Fees and Other Matters: The Woes of School Heads
Final-year secondary students caned for not paying up


Ghana/Judicial - September 2005
Agambilla calls for corporal punishment
Government minister calls for caning for those who litter the streets


Ghana/Schools - November 2005
Caning in the Classroom
CP common in public school classrooms, students say


flag GREECE

Greece/Schools - February 2005
European Council warns Greece over corporal punishment in schools
Law forbids CP in primary schools but not in secondary schools


Greece/Schools - March 2005
School discipline
Law amended to ban CP in secondary as well as primary schools


flag INDONESIA

Indonesia/Judicial - June 2005
'Gamblers' to get seven lashes with a cane in Indonesia
Public canings to start in Aceh for gamblers
Authorities ready to begin Islamic flogging after years of debate

Aceh gamblers caned in public (illustrated)
Aceh gamblers on caning deterrent
First official canings take place, pictured

Flogging for Islamic law
Background to introduction of JCP in Aceh


Indonesia/Judicial - August 2005
Female gamblers caned in Indonesia
Court flogs four women for gambling
First canings of women in Aceh; 1,000 gather to watch

Rights group condemns caning of two women in Aceh for violating Islamic law
Two unmarried couples flogged for drinking alcohol and being alone together


Indonesia/Judicial - November 2005
Six convicted gamblers in Aceh receive public caning
Presence of audience is an unnecessary humiliation, say human rights activists


Indonesia/Judicial - December 2005
Gamblers publicly caned in Aceh
Another mass Islamic flogging outside a mosque


flag IRAN

Iran/Judicial - January 2005
Ailing Iran drinker gets cat of 80 tails
Man lashed once with 80 twigs


Iran/Judicial - March 2005
Iran's 'desert vampire' executed (illustrated)
Iranian serial killer flogged, stabbed and hanged in public (illustrated)
Iranian serial murderer, Mohammed Bijeh, flogged and hanged in town square (illustrated)
Iran's 'vampire' killer pays for his crimes (illustrated)
Several different pictures of flogging under way


Iran/Judicial - April 2005
Patients 'raped and taped'
99 lashes for dentist who raped 60 patients

Iranian student to be flogged and jailed
18 months and 76 lashes after he "disturbed public order" and took part in "illegal gathering"


Iran/Judicial - September 2005
Iran to speed up flogging of women for "bad" veil
Women who violate dress code will henceforth be flogged immediately

Iran sentences woman to flogging and jail
15 years' prison and 100 lashes for woman accused of murder

'Next Time, You'll Be Executed' (illustrated)
22-year-old shows scars on back after flogging for homosexuality


Iran/Judicial - November 2005
Iran sentences three youth to flogging, jail
74 lashes each for drinking and creating trouble


flag IRELAND

Ireland/Domestic - June 2005
Ireland gets a slap
International pressure grows to outlaw parental spanking


flag JAMAICA

Jamaica/Judicial - June 2005
Chastising with the sting of the scorpion
Columnist describes judicial whipping procedures


Jamaica/Reformatories - June 2005
'They beat us here' (illustrated)
Unauthorised caning of boy is caught on camera at children's home

Action taken against children's home worker
Staff member who caned boy is suspended


Jamaica/Judicial - August 2005
'Flog people who steal from farmers'
PM says no to flogging of praedial thieves (with cartoon)
Farmers' leader calls for the return of judicial whipping, but Prime Minister turns him down


Jamaica/Schools - October 2005
KC parents create stink over caning
An ill wind at KC
Half a dozen secondary lads whacked for refusing to snitch; newspaper accuses school of lack of discretion and good sense


Jamaica/Schools - November 2005
Corporal Punishment in schools
Lawyer discusses CP in secondary schools


flag KENYA

Kenya/Schools - January 2005
Stuffed bottom
Writer recalls stuffing leaves down the back of his shorts for headmaster's caning

The Limits of Corporal Punishment
Brutal teacher's appeal against 'lenient' sentence is rejected


flag MALAYSIA

Malaysia/Judicial - January 2005
Man jailed 12 years for sodomising boy
Plus two strokes of the cane for 40-year-old

Cane sex offenders, panel told
View put to committee is that over-50s should also be caned

Youth gets give years' jail and five strokes of rotan for robbing and hurting aunt
Caning sentence for 26-year-old

Rapist dad gets 54 years' jail and 24 strokes of rotan
"Most severe penalty" for man, 47

Thief jailed 10 years (illustrated)
Unsuccessful robber, 30, pictured, also given nine strokes of the cane

Aids threat via prison caning
Letter writer says cane could spread HIV infection

Court quashes death sentence
20 years in jail and 10 rotan strokes substituted on appeal against death sentence for trafficker


Malaysia/Schools - January 2005
Punishment must not be excessive or unnecessary
Parent writes to complain about public caning of schoolboys

Mother outraged by teacher's punishment
Boy, 14, gets 18 strokes of cane for not doing his homework

Hashammuddin Views Caning Of Student Seriously
Education minister to investigate excessive caning allegation


Malaysia/Judicial - February 2005
Jailed - addict who allegedly shot cop (illustrated)
24-year-old, pictured, also gets one stroke of the cane

Please whip me, says addict
42-year-old asks court for more strokes in exchange for shorter jail term

Impostor gets total of 71 years
14 strokes for man, 42, who pretended to be an immigration officer

Convicts ready for a fresh start
31-year-old describes his caning in prison

The hand that wields the cane
Description of prison and judicial caning procedure


Malaysia/Schools - February 2005
School sets up special disciplinary court
Canings to be done by parents; choice of five sizes of cane

School justified in disciplining students
Boys deserved their public caning, says reader

Special court a good idea
Letter writer commends new scheme whereby parents will be asked to cane their errant offspring at school


Malaysia/Judicial - March 2005
Judges puzzled by illegal's case
34-year-old drug abuser who should no longer be in the country at all gets 18 years and 10 strokes of the cane

Habitual thief gets 17 years and whipping
Eight strokes of the cane for recidivist, 28

Returning to a changed world
Newly released prisoner recalls his six strokes of the rotan

Magistrates not swayed by sob stories from illegals (illustrated)
Canings ordered in three different courts for 45 immigrants, some of whom are pictured

Rapist's wish granted - jail and rotan (illustrated)
26-year-old, pictured, asks court for 8 years' jail and six strokes of the rotan, and his wishes are granted

Malaysia's floggers get pay rise
RM10 for each stroke, RM500 for each hanging
Some 50 prison officials are qualified to inflict cane; flogging jobs hotly contested


Malaysia/Judicial - April 2005
Jail for sodomist and rapists
Two also ordered to be caned

75 years for forging cheques
And six strokes of the rotan for assistant financial manager, 31

Bomoh jailed 10 years for second rape (illustrated)
42-year-old, pictured, also gets four strokes of the rotan

Nigerians get jail, rotan over molest
Two get five strokes each


Malaysia/Judicial - May 2005
Govt considering more strokes of rotan for shorter jail term
Proposal to reduce prison overcrowding and expense

Convicted rapist kicks out at press pixmen (illustrated)
29-year-old, pictured, gets 7 years and three strokes of the rotan

Jail and Cane for Legal Nepali Worker Raises Serious Questions
Immigrant, 30, who received one stroke of the cane, was innocent and should never have been prosecuted

Longer prison stay for teen guilty of incest
Teen boy gets three strokes and 24 years for having sex with his sister


Malaysia/Schools - May 2005
Tengku Azuan: The can-do principal (illustrated)
Headmistress, pictured, takes the caning of boys in her stride

Cane Indisciplined Students, Says Tokoh Guru Recipient
It will teach them not to break the rules, she says


Malaysia/Judicial - June 2005
Nik Aziz wants lazy men caned
Premier of Kelantan State thinks it will encourage them to seek work

Seven Indonesians convicted of three offences (illustrated)
Six of them, pictured, also get at least seven strokes of the cane each for piracy

Scare tactic: Whipping on video
Exhibition shows video of prisoners being caned

Rape-robbery: Syabu dad jailed 19 years
25-year-old addict also ordered to receive nine strokes of the cane

Muslim duo to be caned for drinking alcohol (illustrated)
Six strokes each under Syariah law for two thirtysomething brothers, pictured

Pahang Syriah courts' dilemma
Legal tangle over how to cane Syariah offenders when they haven't also been sentenced to prison

New hearing suggested for brothers who drank alcohol
Only way out may be to quash caning sentence

MB: Brothers who drank alcohol wrongly charged
Courts said to have confused Penal Code caning with Syariah caning

The pain is in the shame (illustrated)
Differences between Penal Code and Syariah canings are explained and pictured

Cook sentenced to life for robbery
29-year-old will also undergo six strokes of the rotan


Malaysia/Judicial - July 2005
60 Years Jail And 24 Lashes For Serial Rapist (illustrated)
38-year-old, pictured, raped foreign women and sodomised a schoolboy

Dadah accused gets stiffer punishment
He's had three strokes already but must now receive another 7 strokes after prosecution appeals

Step up Immigration Act enforcement: MP
1,049 illegals caned in Sabah state

Hawker gets 15 years for another rape
37-year-old already sentenced to nine strokes of rotan now gets another six for different offence

Acehnese get 8 years, 10 strokes for drugs offences
Canings for two twentysomethings


Malaysia/Judicial - August 2005
Re-arrested man gets jail, cane
Two strokes for man, 45, cleared of drug smuggling but convicted of entering country illegally

Ex-national athlete pleads for whipping in place of jail term
But 30-year-old fraudster ends up getting both

18 years for rape (illustrated)
43-year-old, pictured, also ordered to receive 10 strokes of the cane


Malaysia/Judicial - September 2005
Rising HIV rate in prisons worrying
Infected prisoners are flogged with a separate cane

79 illegal aliens get jail, rotan
One stroke each in mass caning of foreigners

Jail and whipping for two rapist dads
Heavy sentences for men who raped their daughters

Public get inside view of JB prison (illustrated)
Old prison goes on public display; picture shows range of canes used

Brother and sister jailed for having sex
25-year-old gets six years and two strokes

Jail, rotan for robbers (illustrated)
Twentysomethings, sentenced to 5 years and 8 strokes of rotan each, are seen leaving court in two different pictures

14 years, 10 strokes for raping daughter
Rapist father, 41, gets heavy sentence

Father enraged by teacher-son's crime
25-year-old given jail plus 10 strokes of rotan for drugs offences


Malaysia/Judicial - October 2005
16 years' jail and rotan for having cannabis
10 strokes of cane for drug offender, 28

12 years, six strokes for raping girl, 12
27-year-old Filipino offender is married man

Nine years' jail for drug offence, two plead guilty to possession
Two twentysomethings also get 10 strokes of rotan each

Lemang seller gets 15 years for raping minor
And two strokes of rotan for 22-year-old

60 convicts are caned every week
Average figure is for Sabah state alone; most canings are for immigration offences

Jail and rotan for firearms possession
Six strokes and 11 years for 28-year-old with pistol, already sentenced to jail and cane for previous offence

Jail and rotan for having drugs
32-year-old gets 10 strokes for possessing heroin


Malaysia/Judicial - December 2005
Death row trio, another granted extension of time to appeal
Firearms accused appeals against 1997 conviction and sentence of 8 cane strokes plus life imprisonment

Repeat sex offender lands in jail again
Already caned 27 strokes in the past, 48-year-old is now given another six strokes of the rotan

NS trainer jailed for rape (illustrated)
Army corporal, 30, pictured, sentenced to 12 years in jail and three strokes of rotan

Shop assistant gets five years for armed robbery
And two strokes of the rotan for 21-year-old

Labourer jailed 30 years for rape
25-year-old is also ordered to receive nine strokes of the cane

Wife freed, but husband gets jail (illustrated)
Man, 41, pictured, sent to jail for 14 years and ordered to receive 10 strokes for possessing drugs


flag NAMIBIA

Namibia/Schools - June 2005
Child Witness Problems Halt School Beating Trial
Boy, 15, claims damages for alleged school CP, says he could not sit down for 8 days


Namibia/Schools - November 2005
School Beatings Draw New Scrutiny in Africa
Teachers grumble at prohibition on CP


flag NEPAL

Nepal/Schools - October 2005
Training teachers to teach without the stick
Corporal punishment 'still rampant', especially in private schools, though Supreme Court has ruled against it


flag NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand/Schools - May 2005
Benson-Pope stands down
Bit late to cane minister - teachers (illustrated)
Allegations about long-ago canings by former schoolteacher, now politician, pictured

Caning 'normal' in '80s
Public asked to hold fire over Benson-Pope claims
Cannot judge events in a different era by the standards of today, say teachers

Perhaps we should bring back corporal punishment
Columnist questions whether current no-CP policy is in best interests of students or teachers

Robbing teachers of enthusiasm, vitality
Corporal punishment: stern discipline or abuse?
More comment arising out of Benson-Pope affair

It'll be our turn next to be found wanting
The past is another country, present environment and culture is so different, columnist points out


New Zealand/Domestic - May 2005
Jury clears mother over 'six of the best'
She caned son for his behaviour in school, which then improved


New Zealand/Domestic - August 2005
School shows how to smack
Fuss over pamphlet giving CP advice for parents


flag NIGERIA

Nigeria/Judicial - January 2005
Alcohol: Sharia Court Orders Man Caned 80 Strokes
28-year-old punished for drinking

Olupitan's Bizarre Bill
Senator proposes public caning for indecent dressing


Nigeria/Judicial - July 2005
Governor's son to be caned for attending party in Nigeria
13-year-old ordered to receive 13 strokes of the cane for associating with girls


Nigeria/Schools - September 2005
RSG abolishes corporal punishment in schools
No more caning in Rivers State


Nigeria/Judicial - October 2005
Lashings for teen lesbians
Six girls given 90 strokes each for 'abominable act'


Nigeria/Schools - December 2005
Salute to Sylvester Onoja
Charismatic, cane-wielding head teacher is recalled


flag NORWAY

Norway/Domestic - February 2005
Spanking stepfather acquitted
Court rules that OTK spanking for two boys, 7 and 9, was not assault


Norway/Domestic - June 2005
Appeals court rules against spanking
Father's acquittal reversed on appeal


flag PAKISTAN

Pakistan/Schools - April 2005
Durrani decides to ban corporal punishment in NWFP schools
No more caning in North West Frontier Province, in theory


Pakistan/Schools - September 2005
CS orders schools to cease corporal punishment
CS removes school head for beating student
Caning abolished in Punjab; caning headmaster is retired and fined


flag PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Papua New Guinea/Judicial - June 2005
PNG judge wants rapists whipped
Caning used to be our custom and that had an immediate effect, he says


Papua New Guinea/Schools - December 2005
Spare the rod
Editorial weighs consequences of abolishing school CP


flag QATAR

Qatar/Schools - March 2005
Parents complain of corporal punishment at govt schools
Misbehaviour said to be on the rise; CP is banned by law but persists in practice


Qatar/Schools - November 2005
School students complain of beatings for arriving late
Tardy seniors beaten in front of classmates


flag RUSSIA

Russia/Judicial (or rather, medical) - March 2005
A good caning takes some beating (with cartoon)
Beating on buttocks with a strong cane can cure depression and alcoholism, say scientists


flag ST KITTS & NEVIS

St Kitts & Nevis/Schools - March 2005
Corporal punishment to be retained in schools
Keeping corporal punishment good move
Examine all sides of the punishment
Corporal punishment will not kill
Government will not abolish school CP; readers applaud decision


St Kitts & Nevis/Schools - November 2005
Punishment or abuse
Primary boy got three lashes on his buttocks, mother complains


flag SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia/Judicial - January 2005
Jail and Lashes for 3 in Camera Phone Sex Assault
Twentysomethings who filmed gang rape are flogged

15 Jailed for Anti-Govt Demonstration
Prison plus lashes for political dissidents

Saudi Court in Makkah Lashes 12-Year-Old Boy 80 Times (illustrated)
Apparent whipping in street (though possibly not this one) is pictured


Saudi Arabia/Schools - March 2005
Cane Them
Bring back the cane in schools, says columnist


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - April 2005
Stiff Punishments Await Camphone Misusers
Draft law proposes 12 years' jail and 1,000 lashes for circulating porn pictures by phone

Saudi Arabia to flog 'gay wedding' attendees
At least 35 men sentenced to lashes


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - October 2005
Pakistanis get prison, lashes over drugs
Thousands of public lashes ordered for two offenders


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - November 2005
Teacher Charged With Mocking Religion Sentenced to Jail
He is ordered 50 public lashes per week for 15 weeks, plus three years' prison

Joy Riders Sentenced to Jail, Flogging
50 lashes each for two young men


Saudi Arabia/Judicial - December 2005
Royal pardon for teachers who upset Muslim scholars
Jail and flogging sentences are set aside following international fuss

flag SINGAPORE

Singapore/Judicial - January 2005
Man jailed for bid to rape tipsy woman
14 years in prison plus 10 strokes of the cane for 30-year-old

Chatline fiend got 13-year-old girl pregnant
Internet predator, 22, given jail plus three strokes of the cane

Masseur gets jail, cane for molesting his customer (illustrated)
45-year-old, pictured, ordered to receive three strokes


Singapore/Judicial - February 2005
Done in by DNA (illustrated)
37-year-old killer, pictured, gets 8 years and 6 strokes

Dad pleads guilty, gets 8 years and cane
Six strokes for 27-year-old who killed his own daughter

Cane those engaged in vice activities
Letter-writer thinks prostitutes should be caned

Caning ineffective in ending prostitution
Disagreement over idea of JCP for foreign women


Singapore/Judicial - March 2005
Choa Chu Kang molester gets 3 years' jail and cane (illustrated)
12 strokes for soldier, 27, pictured

Jailed for trying to smuggle illegals out
20-year-old would-be people-trafficker gets six strokes

37 illegals living in monsoon drains nabbed (illustrated)
Canings for 36 immigrants from Myanmar, some of whom are pictured


Singapore/Judicial - April 2005
Six years, caning for high-society trafficker (illustrated)
Five strokes for 32-year-old, pictured

He can't recall how often he stole (illustrated)
'King of Snatch Theft', 38, pictured, previously jailed and caned, now gets another 10 years and six strokes

Rapist gets 21 years, 24 strokes
28-year-old given severe sentence for "audacious, wanton, outrageous, abhorrent, heinous, vile, abominable" crime

Serial offender in jail again for axe threat (illustrated)
Seven years plus 12 strokes of the cane for previous offender, 48, pictured

Snapped indecent photos of girl, 16 (illustrated)
Fake detective, 31, pictured, sent to prison for a year and will receive six strokes of the cane


Singapore/Judicial - May 2005
Jailed, caned for hurting ex-girlfriend with flower pot (illustrated)
Ten strokes of the cane for 30-year-old, pictured

Robbed by adopted daughter, bashed by her boyfriend (illustrated)
20-year-old, pictured, gets five years and 12 strokes for robbery with hurt

Carjacker nabbed, thanks to alert cabby (illustrated)
Old offender, 49, pictured, put away for 18 years and ordered to receive 15 strokes of the cane for armed robbery


Singapore/Judicial - June 2005
NSF pins down parents' attacker
21-year-old gets three years and 12 strokes for robbery

Driver in MRT track crash jailed for drug sale (illustrated)
Five years and five strokes of the cane for trafficker, 24, pictured

Back-door 'Spider Man' snared (illustrated)
32-year-old, pictured, climbed into flats to burgle, gets eight years in prison and 12 strokes of the cane


Singapore/Judicial - July 2005
Police NSF molested 9 girls in Chai Chee
Three years and 24 strokes for 21-year-old

Second chance for ex-inmate
Former drug trafficker, 24, now a college student after receiving five strokes of the cane

10 years' jail for man who robbed 5 cabbies (illustrated)
31-year-old, pictured, is also ordered to receive 24 strokes of the cane

Man molested 2 daughters
3 years in jail and 24 strokes of the cane for errant father, 45


Singapore/Domestic - August 2005
Runaway brothers (illustrated)
Two boys, pictured, caned by father for fleeing family home


Singapore/Judicial - September 2005
Sex fiend molested 8 women in one block (illustrated)
Three years and 8 strokes for 26-year-old, pictured

Heroin in check, but new threats loom
2,774 drug abusers caned

Man in love triangle jailed for threat to kill rival (illustrated)
Killer and blackmailer, 43, pictured, gets two years and two strokes of the cane

Man jailed for molesting 3 girls (illustrated)
And 12 strokes of the cane for 22-year-old, pictured

Prisoner left paralysed after attack by inmate
36-year-old gets an extra four years in jail plus 12 strokes of the cane

She was 5, in his care, and he exploited that
Close family friend, 46, jailed for 21 years and ordered to receive eight strokes for oral sex with girl


Singapore/Schools - September 2005
Whack, Whack Back
Student at top boys' school gets public caning for defaming teacher on online forum


Singapore/Judicial - October 2005
Couple jailed for extortion bid
21-year-old also given three strokes of the cane

Serial robber gets 13 years' jail, caning (illustrated)
24 strokes of the cane for repeat offender, 29, pictured

The day he gave police the slip (illustrated)
10 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane for 36-year-old murderer, pictured

Stabbing victim asks judge to be lenient to attacker
Man, 46, gets 16 months' prison and six strokes of cane after sudden brawl between friends


Singapore/Schools - October 2005
Boy's caning sends right signals
Reaction to caning before whole school of student who defamed teacher online

Yew Tee cigarette touts return (illustrated)
Schoolboys, pictured buying illegal cigarettes, get caned at school


Singapore/Judicial - November 2005
Man who hired teens to kill ex-lover jailed (illustrated)
42-year-old, pictured, also gets six strokes of the cane

Loan sharks to face stiffer punishments
New law makes caning mandatory for moneylenders who cause hurt

Cab hijacker who went on a rampage with sword jailed (illustrated)
And 12 strokes of the cane for would-be armed robber, 33, pictured


Singapore/Judicial - December 2005
Dad from hell jailed
And six strokes of the cane for man, 43, who molested his own daughter

Judge orders boy, 15, to be caned, then spares him
Only the High Court may order caning for young offenders

Underage sex and assault: youth jailed
20-year-old also gets six strokes of cane


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Solomon Islands/Judicial - January 2005
Corporal punishment
Letter writer rejects case for judicial CP


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South Africa/Schools - March 2005
Ghosts of sporting greats adorn Bloem's Grey College (illustrated)
Elite school's headmaster, pictured, keeps bottle of sweets on his desk, used to offer one to boys after caning them


South Africa/Schools - April 2005
Outrage over pupil's caning (illustrated)
Schoolgirl, 18, is pictured showing bruises on her arm

Letters to the Editor: Corporal punishment
Corporal punishment should be reinstated
Readers give diametrically opposing views


South Africa/Schools - June 2005
Court rejects caning teacher's biblical defence
He broke the law by caning an 11-year-old girl


South Africa/Schools - September 2005
'Caning' teacher must go!
Girl, 20, allegedly caned at school


South Africa/Schools - October 2005
A career with a calling
Veteran educator says banning CP has disempowered teachers


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Sudan/Judicial - October 2005
Sudan's new deal for Christians eases the pressure, but troubles persist
50-year-old given 45 lashes for being drunk


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Swaziland/Judicial - February 2005
6 strokes for killing conductor
Student, 16, 'lucky not to be sent to jail', is ordered six strokes with a light cane on the buttocks


Swaziland/Domestic - August 2005
Report: Swazi princess whipped for loud music
King's daughter, 17, was among several girls punished by palace official


Swaziland/Domestic - September 2005
Maverick Swazi princess gets licking for party
More on whipping of "maidens" ahead of traditional bare-breasted annual ceremony

Looking to the future (illustrated)
17-year-old princess who was whipped on thighs is pictured in traditional ceremonial outfit

Sikhanyiso beating now with king
Monarch is investigating saga of his daughter's whipping

Is it because Princess SikHanyiso was assaulted? (illustrated)
Letter-writer supports corporal punishment of princess, pictured here in Western dress


Swaziland/Judicial - September 2005
State guilty!
Several male youths under 18 are "moderately whipped" each day for petty crimes


Swaziland/Schools - September 2005
Mixed feelings over corporal punishment
Students interviewed about caning

Corporal punishment legal
Law of 1982 lays down caning regulations


Swaziland/Schools - October 2005
Mhlatane students made to dig trees (illustrated)
Senior schoolboys, two of whom pictured, were also beaten on hands for drinking alcohol


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Switzerland/Domestic - January 2005
Small children target of parental beatings
Domestic CP in decline, but still widespread, study finds


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Taiwan/Schools - June 2005
Corporal punishment in schools rampant despite ban: study
60% of pupils say they receive CP


Taiwan/Schools - October 2005
Corporal punishment in schools a divisive issue
Civic groups speak out against caning

Corporal punishment should be banned by law, group advocates
Taiwan caning sparks heated debate (illustrated)
Boy's classroom whacking on hands and backside is captured on video phone


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Tanzania/Judicial - February 2005
Lindi peasant jailed 71 years
40-year-old also gets 24 strokes of the cane for rape


Tanzania/Judicial - March 2005
Six get 60 years for burglary, theft
And 12 strokes of the cane each


Tanzania/Judicial - June 2005
Robbery earns five 150 years in jail
Plus double canings for four of them


Tanzania/Judicial - July 2005
What are health officers up to?
Teenager gets three strokes of the cane for washing cars in a prohibited site


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Trinidad/Judicial - March 2005
Rapist sues over licks with 'cat'
Appeal Court had replaced 15-stroke cat sentence with birch, but prison gave him the cat anyway, he says


Trinidad/Judicial - April 2005
PM prepared to lock-down T&T
Doubtful proposal from desperate Govt
Prime Minister vows to introduce judicial CP; newspaper editorial points out that it hasn't been abolished


Trinidad/Schools - April 2005
$40,000 for licks from principal
Schoolboy, 15, got ten strokes across backside, now compensated for alleged resulting injuries


Trinidad/Judicial - June 2005
Jail, strokes for 'dirty old man' (illustrated)
39-year-old, pictured, is ordered to receive 15 strokes of the birch after sexual assaults on child

Judge calls for return of cat-o-nine
He sentences rapist, 29, to 15-stroke birching but says flogging with cat would be more effective


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Uganda/Schools - January 2005
Violent Strikes Mar Education Sector
One district has reintroduced the cane in defiance of national ban

Canes almost killed us
Recollection of 1990s school punishments


Uganda/Judicial - February 2005
Child neglect cost Luwero women strokes of the cane
28-year-old mother gets five strokes from social welfare officer


Uganda/Schools - April 2005
Former housegirl goes back to S1 at 21 years (illustrated)
Back to school for 21-year-old girl, pictured, who must take canings like her mostly 13-year-old classmates


Uganda/Schools - June 2005
Should Prefects Punish?
Students discuss rights and wrongs of big boys punishing smaller boys


Uganda/Schools - October 2005
Mbarara Mayor Backs Caning
It imparts sense into a child's brain, he says


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UAE/Judicial - March 2005
UAE court orders 150 lashes for pregnant maid
Asian housemaid ordered flogged for adultery


UAE/Judicial - April 2005
13 months jail and 90 lashes for adultery
Two men and two women caught in "immoral position"


UAE/Judicial - June 2005
Three-year prison term each for kidnapping and molesting child
Plus 90 lashes each for two illegal residents


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UK/Schools - January 2005
Staying Afloat (illustrated)
Lady columnist, pictured, tells daughter about her school canings

The vanishing hanky
Boy caned in 1920s for lack of handkerchief

Anarchy in the classroom
Scottish teaching staff abused by pupils in the absence of the strap


UK/Schools - February 2005
Churchill for the 21st century
New museum shows Harrow punishment book from 1891

Obituary: Michael McCrum
Eton headmaster who abolished caning of boys by boys

Law lords reject return of corporal punishment
Christian schools' smacking plea fails
Absolutely final end of the road for school CP as the highest court in the land turns down claim by religious schools for special treatment


UK/Schools - March 2005
Reformers got it all wrong
Former Assistant Rector of top Scottish school says anti-CP policy has been an abysmal failure

School where staff work free
Christian school describes the punishment it is no longer allowed to use


UK/Schools - April 2005
Chaos in the classroom
Letter-writers lament unruly state of schools, call for return of CP


UK/Judicial - May 2005
Bring back the birch
Local politician in Northern Ireland says teen tearaways should be thrashed


UK/Schools - May 2005
Schools for scandal
Letter-writers to The Times discuss school discipline; some, including a present-day student, want caning restored

Spare the rod ... and breed unruly generations
Readers attack STOPP's role in damaging the fabric of society

Right on caning
Merits of cane
Massive upsurge in hooliganism blamed on abolition of CP


UK/Domestic - June 2005
Europe steps up pressure to outlaw smacking
British government faces international opprobrium for failure to legislate against parental spanking


UK/Illicit - June 2005
Paras' sick babooning torture
Initiation canings "leave squaddies' backsides red raw"


UK/Schools - June 2005
Drawing the line over who is in control
Scottish readers agonise over solutions to classroom anarchy

Ridiculing of children cruel
Caning was much preferable, argues letter-writer


UK/Schools - August 2005
Bring back the cane to tackle yobs (illustrated)
Two-thirds of parents favour return to school CP; picture shows posed caning scene from an old movie


UK/Judicial - September 2005
Scot flogs hard line on crime
One-man campaign to bring back judicial CP


UK/Judicial - December 2005
Horror of boys' birching
1932 judicial whipping is recalled


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US/Domestic - January 2005
Sale of spanking tool points up larger issue (illustrated)
Christian woman objects to whipping stick, pictured, being promoted for parental spanking purposes

Paddling debate shifts to the home
Texas state representative wants law to clarify that parents may spank


US/Judicial - January 2005
Spanking case jury is chosen
Trial of Ohio's "paddling policeman" gets under way

Lamantia intervened in 1993
Police chief's paddling program dates back a long way

Teens testify against chief
Paddling program was too severe, 11th-grader testifies
Martin Case
Boys describe their police station spankings in detail

Paddling was punishment in youth program
Teens say program worked as a deterrent
Teens describe paddling to court
Video Evidence Is Shown at Martin Trial
More testimony in "paddling policeman" case

Martin Trial Continues
Boys chose their own punishments, says the paddling cop


US/Reformatory - January 2005
Reform school founder pleads guilty for assault on student
Excessive paddling leads to probation for St. James pastor
Plea-bargaining outcome for the paddling boss of Missouri reformatory


US/Schools - January 2005
Spring ISD prohibits corporal punishment
TX district claims it was rarely used for several years

Option of corporal punishment is common in area schools
A school board in Missouri backs paddling

School board OKs policies for students
Go-ahead for CP in the classroom in an Arkansas district

Y-S Board renews superintendent's contract
Move to abolish paddling in another AR district fails

Former student sues charter school over paddling
Girl, 18, was at the receiving end of a 4-foot wooden paddle in the principal's office

A singing cowboy at heart
Appreciation for OR school's former disciplinarian who used a paddle the size of a boat oar

Times have changed
Texas columnist recalls swats from 'board of education'

Coach accused of paddling boys
Fuss in Indiana over basketball coach who spanked players for losing game

Schools report more student infractions
Corporal punishment debated
Two long articles give overview of CP situation in Alabama

Spanking strikes a nerve in Ozarks
Rundown of paddling situation in various Missouri districts

Students need refresher on expectations, consequences
Aftermath of high school brawl in Iowa: columnist calls for whacking of unruly students

LeMoyne expels man over paper
Freedom of speech called into question as college student is booted for writing that he supports school paddling

Spanking in Missouri Public Schools
Paddle especially favoured in rural areas

Parents of ex-Groveton students taking school paddling complaints to state
Even in Texas, some parents whine about school swats

Don't spare the rod
Texas reader recalls benefits of school paddling

Pupil's age poses paddling problem
More on the "adult" schoolgirl who received CP

Family matters
Star footballer goes back to visit AL school where he got paddlings


US/Domestic - February 2005
Corporal punishment, so-called 'experts' and my bill
Texas politicians explains why he is legislating to clarify that parents may spank


US/Judicial - February 2005
Former chief says no one protested paddling
Ex-chief defends program
'Spanking cop' trial continues

Jury starts deliberating in James Martin trial
Swats were recorded on video, testimony reveals

Ex-chief acquitted of assault charges
Jury splits verdicts
Paddling cop cleared of any serious charges, guilty on administrative technicalities

Civil suit dismissed against former chief cleared in paddlings
He did not violate boys' constitutional rights, court holds

3 more young men file suits against ex-Fowler police chief
More recipients of 'corporal punishment in lieu of prosecution' program come forward


US/Schools - February 2005
Paddling not for adults, even students
Comment on punishment of 18-year-old girl

LeMoyne student did not mean any harm by writing paper in favor of corporal punishment
Comment on freedom-of-speech issue raised by spanking essay

Paddle's days may be ending
More abolitionist moves in Montgomery AL

BOE rep says she opposes paddling
Dispute over CP in another Alabama district

Student spanking sparks dispute
Fuss in a Texas kindergarten

Union schools suspend paddling
Union school board split on spanking
Possible prelude to permanent ban in Union County, N. Carolina

Florida Supreme Court may hear child paddling case
Repercussions of girl's punishment at Christian school

Schools continue to back paddling
Area schools rarely haul out the paddle
CP statistics for certain districts of NC

Mr. Wright had the right stuff
Fond memories of paddling coach

Corporal punishment in state schools declines
Figures for Arkansas show 16% drop

Schools suspend fewer
No paddlings in two Kentucky districts

Corporal punishment views let to expulsion
Author of controversial essay was himself paddled at school

One school paddles half of all disciplined students
Yet more data from Union County NC

Eagles, Hurricanes, Tarpons and punishment
Florida paddling nostalgia

Crime watch group endorses use of paddle
Florida citizens blame its absence for behavior problems

Union paddlings mostly in 2 schools
Spanking lopsided at Union schools
But figures in decline where long-serving principals retire

Canadian school settles student paddling lawsuit
Allegation of excessive force at a school in OK

Paddlings in school frequent, but not an issue
1,363 instances of CP in an Arkansas district


US/Domestic - March 2005
Parental reality check: A whack can work
Child-rearing "experts" talk absolute nonsense, says columnist


US/Judicial - March 2005
Martin gets no jail time
Probation, fine and community service for the 'paddling cop'


US/Schools - March 2005
School orders mom to spank son - or else (illustrated)
Boy, 6, pictured, taken out of Christian school

Paddles might work better in classrooms than Commandments
Columnist recalls effectiveness of paddling

State ban on paddling unruly students not yet approved
Abolition going extremely slowly in Pennsylvania

Union schools: Paddling unlikely (with video clip)
A North Carolina district decides to keep CP

College Expels Student Who Advocated Corporal Punishment (illustrated)
More on the student, pictured, who wrote pro-spanking essay; old cartoon of schoolroom paddling

Board votes to end corporal punishment
Paddling banned in a Missouri district

Too many 'swats' at Intermediate?
TX parents complain of paddlings without parental approval

To paddle or not to paddle? It's still not clear in US schools
Overview of national situation and recent controversies

State school board suggests ban on corporal punishment
Abolition moves a step nearer in Pennsylvania

EPC School Board discusses alternative school, hires principal
An Arkansas district agrees paddling for first offense of fighting

To Spank Or Not To Spank In School
Practice and statistics in some Missouri school districts


US/Domestic - April 2005
Pro-paddling bill sails through House
New Texas legislation protects spanking parents

Parent Group Objects to Corporal Punishment
Transcript of Bill O'Reilly interview with Jordan Riak of PTAVE

Plymouth father is arrested for using belt on son, 12
Massachusetts man whacked his boy's bottom for forgetting homework, now faces assault charge


US/Schools - April 2005
Paddling stopped by DISD
After months of dithering, CP finally comes to an end in Dallas, Texas

Two local districts punish by paddling
Statistics given for some schools in Ohio; it's a deterrent, says superintendent

School birthday spankings no longer tolerated
Elementary pupil in S. Carolina got birthday spanking against her wishes

A Matter of thinking - Wrestling with an alligator
Ohio columnist, former teacher, lays down his suggested rules for proper implementation of school CP

Discipline at local schools
More paddling statistics for certain OH schools

Paddling Remains Punishment In Local Schools (illustrated)
Ohio schools discuss techniques for applying paddle, pictured

Woman will seek action against school district
She gave permission for her six-year-old boy to receive two swats, now complains his bottom is bruised

Eastern divided over corporal punishment ban
Debate in a school district in PA

Teacher given own day (illustrated)
Lady teacher, pictured in 1923 and now at 99, tells anecdote about paddling two big teenage boys in the 1940s

School Board Eliminates Corporal Punishment
No more paddling in an Arkansas district

EPC school board hires principal, discusses discipline
Paddling is alternative to suspension in an AR district

Should schools spank? (illustrated)
Practice and opinions differ in various areas; paddle is pictured

County School District Reinstates Corporal Punishment, Sees Positive Results
Paddling is back in an Ohio district

Lack of discipline requires drastic measures
Editorialist applauds decision to reinstate paddling

Elkhart Schools: No devices used when in session
A school district in Indiana deletes CP from its rulebook, saying it hasn't been used for years

Bill asks state to study corporal punishment
Moves to find alternatives to paddling in N. Carolina


US/Domestic - May 2005
Dropped battery charge is "a nightmare", educator says (illustrated)
MO man, pictured, was arrested for spanking his sons with a Wiffle bat

'I did it out of love': Felony charge for father who spanked son with belt (illustrated)
MA man, pictured, says he was wrongly charged

S.Shore parents split on spanking children; Practice is less common but still accepted, national poll says
Parental CP debated in Massachusetts and nationwide

Is Spanking a Religious Duty? (illustrated)
Ohio Christian father is pictured with son whom he spanks with a belt

DSS clears father of abuse
Withdrawal of allegations against Massachusetts man who used belt on son, 12

'The Rod' has been spared, but don't abandon spanking
Spanking device for sale to parents is withdrawn from the market

Brookline man strikes gold in crusade vs. spanking
Childless Massachusetts man gets town meeting to discourage parental CP


US/Schools - May 2005
Battle over the paddle
23 out of 611 school districts in Ohio still use CP

Palmetto parents attack policy
Paddling of 13-year-old girl is feature of racial dispute in a Louisiana district

Lanier County BOE adopts corporal punishment policy
Paddling brought back in a Georgia district after an absence of 19 years

Paddling Student Leads To Possible Charges Filed
AR principal gave boy three licks without getting parents' permission

Principal: allegation unfounded
AL boy claims he was made to drop his pants before a paddling; nonsense, says school

Student Allegedly Abused By Afternoon Program Instructor
Hawaii teen boy could barely sit down after spanking, his mother says

Proposed policies could impact Athens students
An AL school district's new code of conduct includes CP for having a cell phone, among other things

Maryville schools approve $39.8M budget
A Tennessee district removes CP from its policy manual after 17 years of desuetude

Duval schools ends corporal punishment
No more paddling in Jacksonville, Florida


US/Domestic - June 2005
Spanking your kid may soon be illegal
Spare the rod and spoil the moral zealot
Parental CP in the firing line in Massachusetts


US/Reformatories - June 2005
Ex-boys' ranch staffers urged end to beatings
Fuss over past paddlings at WA home


US/Schools - June 2005
Nepotism, personnel issues come up at Quitman meeting
Carry on paddling in an Arkansas district

Paddling students in Duval: Good discipline or a relic?
Controversy continues in Jacksonville, FL

New discipline policy adopted for city schools
Paddling abolished in Starkville MS

Board approves specifications for spanking
A Louisiana district lays down paddle size and allows parental opt-outs

New Wine opens school for behavior problem kids
A new Christian school opens in Louisiana with CP available

Paddle ban cost could hit city hard
Recent CP abolition in Memphis proves expensive

Sallisaw School Hires Five New Teachers
An Oklahoma district does away with paddling

Pairs with Best Center renovations
A district in OK sends corporal punishment option forms to parents

Rapides school paddling policy is streamlined
Louisiana district makes paddling procedure less cumbersome

New group focuses on school district
Corporal punishment for tardy students in an area of Arkansas

Student conduct under review
A Georgia school district abandons the paddle


US/Domestic - July 2005
Judge denies gag order in paddling case
Mother faces injury charge after paddling boy, 11

Father Acquitted for Spanking Son
Boy, 13, got four swats on bottom with a paddle


US/Illicit - July 2005
Trial set for man accused of spanking teen workers
Slow progress in the Tasty Flavors Sno Biz saga

Strippers Arrested In Alleged Spanking
Sleazy goings-on in an Arkansas nightclub: Man's friends paid $25 to have him paddled


US/Reformatories - July 2005
Boys' ranch head to take leave
Revered WA reformatory boss succumbs to paddling allegations

Punishment turned into abuse, boys say
But parents approved of paddle licks at NC religious boarding school


US/Schools - July 2005
When paddle was used in school it served purpose -- and could today
The greater the impression imposed by a paddle on the posterior, the longer lasting will be the impression on the brain, says columnist

Coach Spanky busted - S.I. hoops abuse rap
Community stunned as HS coach charged with spanking players (illustrated)
Basketball coach, 49, pictured, allegedly paddled 15-year-old boys when they missed shots

When licks meant beating, time out was recovery
Columnist recalls paddle licks from coach

More teens slap 'Coach Spanky'
More boys come forward with claims against coach

Palacios ISD employees to get pay raises
A Texas school district that already uses CP also adopts it as a discipline option in its athletics handbook

Corporal punishment: Parents can say no
1,700 students were paddled last year in Montgomery, Alabama

BOE hears of dropout problem
Paddling statistics given for a district in Alabama

Player, teacher led Head Start
Former Florida principal dies; his "board of education" kept a lot of kids out of jail, says former student

Sure, swift school discipline works best
Most kids would rather get whacked than have parent ordered to come to school with them, says Mississippi columnist

Paddling still practiced in schools
Views vary in Mississippi, top paddling state

Berryville: School employee sues over listing as child abuser
Asst. principal listed after fifth-grader's buttocks bruised; boy's paddling is described


US/Judicial - August 2005
Harvey Police Department faces lawsuit over alleged beating
Teen boy was whacked with wooden paddle at police station

Spanking suit settled for $94,000
Two boys get compensation for police paddlings


US/Schools - August 2005
In Marble Falls school district, discipline is a matter of record
A Texas district allows parents to request alternatives to CP

Mesquite schools open to new rules
In another Texas district, CP is banished

Kids pick lickings (illustrated)
Mass paddling of 28 boys for haircut violations at an Alabama high school; principal and assistant are pictured

School off to smooth start in Kennett
Missouri high school principal tells students they will be paddled for tardies and dress code violations

Educator did not abuse boy by paddling him, judge says
AR assistant principal who gave boy three whacks is exonerated

Board releases incident report
Parents' written permission required for CP in an Alabama district

Confusion in law causing schools to put away paddles
Does new Texas law ban school paddling?


US/Illicit - September 2005
Man pleads guilty to spanking teens
Pet shop owner paddled two 'rude' girls

Mac High addresses hazing issue
Football team paddlings 'left welts on people's rears'


US/Judicial - September 2005
More than one side to Conroy
Columnist pays tribute to CA politician who led unsuccessful drive to restore school CP and introduce judicial paddling for graffiti


US/Schools - September 2005
Corporal punishment is legal in 22 states. Would you support its use in your school?
Opposing views from two teachers

Most South Dakotans say spanking OK
But only 20% support it in school

Parents of student who was paddled file suit against Groveton ISD
Continuing row over punishment of TX fifth-grader

TISD workshop looks at corporal punishment
Paddling debated in a TX school district

Student's Family Files Assault Charges Against Assistant Principal
Mother accuses him of injuring eighth-grader in spanking

Trustees split on policy
Debate rages in Tyler, Texas

Ex-basketball coach pleads guilty to spanking players
16-year-old says he was spanked over coach's knee in NY

School Spanking Incident Investigated
Mother 'alarmed' by bruises on 11-year-old's rear, though she had given permission for CP


US/Schools - October 2005
Odom recognized for service on Board
An Arkansas school district reports only five students paddled in 6 weeks

School board takes action
A school district in MS decides to abolish the forms on which parents state they do not wish their students paddled

Paddling incident brings police investigation to Medina school
Mother complains that TN middle school principal used excessive force in paddling boy, 10

Board approves ban on spanking
CP finally abolished in Pennsylvania

Paddled Student's Mother Wants Corporal Punishment In Schools Banned (illustrated) (with video clip)
Seventh-grader in NC had purple backside, she claims; paddle is pictured

Board scolded on spanking
Pros and cons of paddle debated in an NC district

School system studies discipline
Superintendent of a FL school board recommends banning paddling

Robeson schools punishment policy put on hold
Moratorium on CP in an NC district

Simmons advises on punishment revisions
Board members divided in Tyler, TX

Sparing the rod
Ongoing arguments in North Carolina

Corporal punishment used infrequently in state
Not much paddling in Oklahoma, but at least eight schools around Tulsa still use it

First school in Lonoke has 197 students in 1868
A school district superintendent in AR notes that some things remain unchanged, including CP

New Orleans players receive warm welcome (illustrated)
Football star, 17, pictured, relocated to Ohio after Hurricane Katrina, notes different way of life in new home, including not getting paddled so much at school

Child's paddling upsets family (illustrated)
TN student, 14, pictured with parents, describes punishment, claims it injured his spine

Spanking ban lifted
An NC district resumes paddling

Sparing the rod
There is no training in how to administer CP, says a TN schools director


US/Illicit - November 2005
A&M band coeds tell of paddling
Eight members of marching band allegedly hazed at an Alabama university

Judge orders spank-case paddle destroyed
AR night club abandons birthday spankings after trucker with bruised backside protests

Hazing hell at Seton Hall: 2 in frat charged in teen's beating
19-year-old pledge at NY fraternity complains his bottom turned red after paddling [What on earth did he expect? -- C.F.]

Firefighter hazing inquiry ends
Four at GA fire station are disciplined for paddling each others' buttocks


US/Judicial - November 2005
Mayor: Sever thumbs of graffiti artists
He also suggests whippings or canings for criminal kids


US/Schools - November 2005
Corporal punishment rare, but still applied occasionally
Overview of paddling situation in various OK districts

To paddle or not to paddle?
Two TN principals discuss use of CP

What's in store for state's education system?
KY columnist calls for return of school CP, more parental responsibility, abolition of due process

Spare the rod and spoil the day
Columnist recalls paddling teacher

Local districts keep right to use paddle
Texas Attorney-General says new law has not removed CP from schools

Fayetteville principal severely beaten in his office
Paddle found in TN school following mystery attack

Paddling investigation by DHS continues
Sheriff finds no evidence of child abuse in continuing TN paddling dispute

School officials probe paddling incident
Yet another fuss about a paddling in TN

Schools' discipline program posts gains
Controversy follows abolition of CP in Memphis

Stopping the swats
No more school paddling in Plato, MO

Paddle policy splits TISD board vote
CP to continue in Tyler, TX

Scott City paddling within guidelines, school board says
Allegations of child abuse rejected by MO school board

Mother wants answers after paddling (illustrated)(with video clip)
Parent upset with CISD's discipline tactics
Texas middle-school student, pictured, received CP even though mother claims she signed form denying permission

Wrist slap in 'spank'
Basketball coach who paddled teens' bare bottoms gets probation and is put on sex offender register

AC/OVSD holds annual corporal punishment meeting
Paddling discussed in an Ohio district

School paddlings fewer, not gone
CP alive and well in some parts of Missouri


US/Domestic - December 2005
Spanking is a lesson kids will remember
Parents need to take back control of their children, say letter-writers

Deputy Charged With Injury To A Child
He spanked his 8-year-old step-daughter

Minister faces jail in beating of his son
Boy, 17, was whipped with leather belt


US/Schools - December 2005
New regulations bar use of spanking in schools
Final act in abolition of paddling in Pennsylvania

Discipline or abuse? (illustrated)
Move to ban corporal punishment in a Tennessee district; a paddle is pictured

Discipline at school
Professor of psychology says suspension doesn't work, lambasts "social science researchers", calls for rethink of attitudes to corporal punishment

Spankings in home, school were seen as signs of love
They taught me respect and responsibility, says reader

Board extends Hickman's contract (illustrated)
Anti-CP campaigner is pictured holding up paddle as he berates a Tennessee school board

Plato school district might add new elementary in Roby
School paddling abolished in a Missouri district

Henry: School discipline is behind the times (illustrated)
Columnist yearns for time when spanking, not police and handcuffs, greeted student misbehaviour; a perforated paddle is pictured

A reason for respect
Letter-writer, parent, warns of trouble ahead following school CP abolition in PA

Clark schools face common safety worries
Only six paddlings in 12 months at a Kentucky school district

Speaking Spanish no longer against the rules -- in most states
Columnist recounts 1960s paddlings

Hartselle High logs 63 disciplinary incidents this year
Only 21 paddlings at an Alabama high school


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Zimbabwe/Schools - September 2005
Reintroduce the cane in classrooms
When only school heads can cane, students do as they wish in class, avers editorialist



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