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Chronological log of changes to this website

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29 March 2018:

- Video help page updated.

- Eight new video clips.

- 24 new press items for 2017.

- Country files: Updated entries for Australia (school CP), Barbados (school CP), Belize (judicial, prison and school CP), Botswana (judicial CP), India (school CP), Indonesia (judicial CP), Jamaica (school CP), Singapore (judicial CP), Singapore (reformatory CP), United States (school CP).

- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA), with discussion of wording used in interesting cases: many entries updated (with significant new text highlighted in yellow), plus 118 new entries, covering Alabama (5), Arkansas (7), California (1), Florida (3), Georgia (8), Indiana (4), Kentucky (5), Louisiana (5), Mississippi (9), Missouri (5), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (24), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (1), Tennessee (8), Texas (private/charter) (3), Texas (districts A to M) (13), Texas (districts N to Z) (12), Washington State (2).

- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): new entries for Ghana (3), Malaysia (5), Nigeria (4), Philippines (1), St Lucia (1), Singapore (9), Tanzania (1).

- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.


30 November 2017:

- 23 new press items for 2016.

- Country files: New entry for Sri Lanka (school CP).

- Country files: Updated entries for Swaziland (school CP), United Kingdom (school CP), United States (school CP).

- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA), with discussion of wording used in interesting cases: several entries updated (with significant new text highlighted in yellow), plus 93 new entries, covering Alabama (13), Alaska (1), Arkansas (8), Florida (1), Georgia (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Michigan (2), Mississippi (8), Missouri (3), Montana (2), New York (1), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (1), Tennessee (5), Texas (private/charter) (2), Texas (districts A to M) (23), Texas (districts N to Z) (13).

- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): new entries for Pakistan (1), Swaziland (1).

- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.

- One new video clip including scenes of actual CP:

  • Malaysia: Seven schoolboys caned outdoors.


29 April 2017:
- 22 new press items for 2016.
- 7 historical press items added to the archive for 2012.
- 10 new images added to Picture Parade.
- Country files: Updated entries for Bangladesh (judicial CP), Kenya (school CP), Namibia (school CP), Peru (judicial CP), Singapore (school CP), Uganda (judicial CP), United Kingdom (reformatory CP), United Kingdom (school CP), Zimbabwe (judicial CP).
- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA), with discussion of wording used in interesting cases: several entries updated (with significant new text highlighted in yellow), plus 136 new entries, covering Alabama (15), Arkansas (9), California (3), Colorado (1), Delaware (2), Florida (3), Georgia (6), Illinois (1), Indiana (4), Kansas (2), Kentucky (5), Louisiana (9), Mississippi (12), Missouri (9), New Mexico (2), North Carolina (8), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (6), South Carolina (1), Tennessee (17), Texas (private/charter) (2), Texas (districts A to M) (8), Texas (districts N to Z) (4), Virginia (4), Washington State (1), Wyoming (1).
- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): new entries for Kenya (1), Philippines (1), Singapore (11), Zimbabwe (1).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- Ten new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Bangladesh: Youths caned on the hand at unofficial court.
  • Ghana: Young man caned by the community.
  • Kenya: Canings at village primary school.
  • Nepal: Token strokes for Gurkha trainees.
  • Pakistan: Group caning of cadets at military school.
  • Peru: Teen boys whipped at community court.
  • Poland: 18th-birthday beltings.
  • South Korea: Girls and boys caned in class (silent film).
  • Thailand: Two boys caned in the playground.
  • Thailand: Girls caned in class.


25 February 2017:
- New help page for readers experiencing difficulties in playing video clips on this site.
- Seven new press items for 2016.
- Country files: New entries for India (military CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for Indonesia (judicial CP), Qatar (judicial CP), Zimbabwe (judicial CP).
- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA), with discussion of wording used in interesting cases: several entries updated (with significant new text highlighted in yellow), plus 84 new entries, covering Alabama (7), Arkansas (1), Florida (4), Georgia (1), Idaho (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Mississippi (4), Missouri (2), North Carolina (1), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (18), Pennsylvania (8), South Carolina (2), Texas (private/charter) (11), Texas (districts A to M) (9), Texas (districts N to Z) (10).
- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): new entry for Singapore (1).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- Two new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • China: Bank staff paddled by trainer.
  • India: Mass caning of army cadets.



12 October 2016:
- Six new images added to Judicial/prison CP pictures.
- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA), with discussion of wording used in interesting cases: several entries updated (with significant new text highlighted in yellow), plus 273 new entries, covering Alabama (8), Alaska (1), Arkansas (8), California (1), Florida (3), Georgia (19), Indiana (2), Kentucky (7), Louisiana (8), Mississippi (20), Missouri (3), New Mexico (1), North Carolina (3), Oklahoma (12), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (1), Tennessee (7), Texas (private/charter) (9), Texas (districts A to M) (86), Texas (districts N to Z) (70), Washington State (2), West Virginia (1).
- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): new entries for Bahamas, The (1), Barbados (6), Ghana (6), Grenada (1), Malaysia (1), Nigeria (3), Northern Marianas (1), Pakistan (1), Philippines (1), Singapore (4), South Africa (1), Zambia (1).
- 26 new press items for 2016.
- 11 historical press items added to the archive: from 1950 (2), 1951, 1987, 2003, 2010, 2011 (2), 2012 (2), 2013.
- External links (Fraternity, fun, folklore): 2 new entries.
- Country files: Updated entries for Anguilla (school CP), Australia (school CP), Bahamas, The (judicial CP), Bahamas, The (school CP), Barbados (school CP), Canada (domestic CP), Ghana (school CP), Indonesia (judicial CP), Malaysia (school CP), New Zealand (school CP), Thailand (reformatory CP), Thailand (school CP), Uganda (school CP), United Kingdom (judicial CP), United States (school CP), Zimbabwe (judicial CP).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- Eight new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Brazil: Extrajudicial bare-bottom paddling by police.
  • China: Five teenagers bend over a chair for a light paddling.
  • India: Police canings of malefactors in a city street.
  • South Africa: Mass caning of high-school girls.
  • South Korea: A secondary boy receives a firm paddling in front of the class.
  • Taiwan: Four teenage swimmers soundly caned by sports coach on the steps of their school.
  • Thailand: Novice monk gets a caning at Buddhist temple school.



21 July 2016:
- External links (US school CP): 12 new entries.
- External links (Naval CP): 4 new entries.
- 17 new press items for 2015.
- Country files: New entries for Canada (domestic CP), Kazakhstan (school CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for Afghanistan (judicial CP), Antigua & Barbuda (school CP), Ireland (judicial CP), Jamaica (school CP), Kenya (judicial CP), Malaysia (judicial CP), Zimbabwe (judicial CP).
- Online handbooks of schools that use CP (USA), with discussion of wording used in interesting cases: several entries updated (with significant new text highlighted in yellow), plus 77 new entries, covering Alabama (2), Arkansas (1), Idaho (1), Indiana (2), Louisiana (2), Mississippi (18), New Mexico (1), Oklahoma (9), Texas (private/charter) (1), Texas (districts A to M) (28), Texas (districts N to Z) (12).
- Online handbooks of schools that use CP (other countries): new entries for Ghana (1), Malaysia (1), Singapore (2).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- Six new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Afghanistan: A man and a woman are publicly flogged.
  • Kazakhstan: Four youths caned at religious school.
  • Kenya: Public caning of woman for adultery.
  • South Africa: Students are glimpsed in the distance being caned in a high-school classroom.
  • Thailand: A girl and six boys receive a sharp caning in the classroom.
  • United States: A high-school student in Louisiana gets a paddling in front of his classmates.


1 April 2016:
- Expanded article on US school paddling with updated statistics and new pictures.
- 10 new images added to Picture Parade.
- New notes added to a US school paddling video clip.
- 9 new press items for 2015.
- Three historical press items added to the archive for 2000.
- Three historical press items added to the archive for 2008.
- Country files: New entry for Cameroon (school CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for Brunei (judicial CP), Indonesia (judicial CP), Ireland (judicial CP), Kenya (judicial CP), United States (school CP), Zimbabwe (school CP).
- Online handbooks of schools that use CP (USA), with discussion of wording used in interesting cases: several entries updated (with significant new text highlighted in yellow), plus 102 new entries, covering Colorado (1), Georgia (4), Louisiana (2), Mississippi (4), Texas (districts A to M) (60), Texas (districts N to Z) (31).
- Online handbooks of schools that use CP (other countries): One new entry and 3 updated entries for Singapore.
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- Five new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Peru: Three youths publicly whipped for attempted burglary
  • South Korea: Teenage student gets a vigorous rulering in class from his lady teacher
  • Thailand: Mass caning of boys and girls outside the classroom
  • Thailand: Two soldiers get a severe caning from military police
  • Vietnam: Two schoolboys are briefly paddled


30 December 2015:
- Considerably expanded article on US school paddling.
- 20 new press items for 2015.
- 16 historical press items added to the archive for 1884 to 1964 -- 6 from the United Kingdom, 4 from the United States, and 6 from other countries.
- 8 historical press items added to the archive for 1976 to 1994.
- Country files: Updated entries for Canada (school CP), Fiji (judicial CP), Iran (judicial CP), South Africa (school CP), United States (domestic CP), United States (judicial CP), Zambia (school CP), Zimbabwe (judicial CP), Zimbabwe (school CP).
- The online handbooks page for US States T-W has been reorganized to spread over several pages as it had become much too large. This is because of the huge number of school districts in Texas.
- Online handbooks of schools that use CP (USA), with discussion of wording used in interesting cases: numerous entries updated (with new text highlighted in yellow), plus 154 new entries, covering Alabama (2), Florida (2), Idaho (1), Kentucky (2), Mississippi (1), Missouri (1), Oklahoma (3), South Carolina (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (140).
- 12 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Cambodia: Army recruits receive an outdoor whacking
  • China: Many senior students receive posterial discipline
  • China: Paddling initiation for six university freshers
  • Kenya: Four schoolboys have to "bend tight" for an English-style caning
  • Pakistan: College students disciplined with a ruler
  • Peru: JCP whip being made from bulls' penises, and the whip in use
  • Poland: Another 18th-birthday coming-of-age belting
  • Taiwan: A young student gets a five-swat classroom paddling
  • Thailand: Nine strokes of the cane for a secondary schoolgirl
  • Zambia: Caning in the headmaster's office


30 September 2015:
- 12 new press items for 2015.
- Six new images of judicial or prison CP.
- Online handbooks of schools that use CP (USA), with discussion of wording used in interesting cases: numerous entries updated, plus 102 new entries, covering Alabama (1), Arkansas (1), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (3), Mississippi (1), New Mexico (1), North Carolina (1), Oklahoma (3), Tennessee (6), Texas (82).
- Country files: New entry for Palestine (school CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for India (school CP), Malaysia (judicial CP), Tanzania (school CP).
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- Six new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • India: Mass caning of schoolgirls
  • Iraq: Kneeling boy flogged in public square
  • Palestine: Seven high-school boys caned in the classroom
  • Tanzania: Severe caning for young boy and girl
  • United States: A jocular one-swat paddling in a Mississippi schoolroom


5 July 2015:
- 35 new press items for 2015.
- 4 historical press items added to the archive for 1911 to 1974 -- 2 from the United Kingdom, 1 from the United States, and 1 from other countries.
- Online handbooks of schools that use CP (USA): some entries updated, plus 108 new entries, covering Alabama (9), Arkansas (1), Florida (7), Georgia (3), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (6), Maryland (1), Mississippi (4), Missouri (6), New Mexico (1), North Carolina (4), Oklahoma (5), Tennessee (5), Texas (55).
- Online handbooks of schools that use CP (other countries): some entries updated, plus 1 new entry, covering Swaziland (1).
- Country files: New entry for France (domestic CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for Barbados (school CP), Botswana (school CP), Brazil (school and domestic CP), Brunei (judicial CP), India (judicial CP), Kenya (school CP), Malaysia (domestic CP), Malaysia (judicial CP), Malaysia (school CP), Nigeria (school CP), Poland (school CP), Samoa (school CP), Saudi Arabia (school CP), Sierra Leone (judicial CP), Sudan (school CP), United States (domestic CP), Zimbabwe (judicial CP), Zimbabwe (school CP).
- 14 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Kenya: Ten secondary school boys caned
  • Nigeria: A boy receives two strokes of the school cane
  • Russia: A young army lad gets a belting from his dorm mates
  • Saudi Arabia: Part of Raif Badawi's flogging is glimpsed
  • Saudi Arabia: A mass caning of 13 schoolboys
  • South Africa: A large number of boys get a whacking from teacher
  • United States: A 14-year-old is whipped by the man he tried to rob
  • Zimbabwe: Illicit caning of man and woman by police


16 April 2015:
- External links (US school CP): 23 new entries.
- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (USA): some entries updated, plus 101 new entries, covering Alabama (6), Arkansas (9), California (1), Florida (6), Georgia (4), Idaho (2), Indiana (4), Louisiana (3), Mississippi (1), Oklahoma (5), Tennessee (14), Texas (46).
- Online handbooks of schools that say they use CP (other countries): some entries updated, plus 23 new entries, covering Singapore (21), South Africa (1), Zimbabwe (1).
- Country files: New entry for Indonesia (school CP).
- Country files: Updated entries for Australia (judicial CP), Barbados (school CP), Canada (judicial CP), Fiji (judicial CP), Germany (school CP), Nigeria (judicial CP), Russia (judicial/military CP), Singapore (judicial CP), United States (judicial CP), US Virgin Islands (school CP).
- 14 new images added to Picture Parade.
- 30 new press items for 2014.
- 24 historical press items added to the archive for 1891 to 1973 -- 10 from the United Kingdom, 5 from the United States, and 9 from other countries.
- All external links across the site checked and updated/weeded where necessary.
- 9 new video clips, including the following scenes of actual CP:

  • Pakistan: Group caning of college boys
  • Russia: Cossack soldiers whipped in Eastern Ukraine (2 clips)
  • Vietnam: Young student disciplined in class with metre rule





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