Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Rigorous hard labor and hard times

Economic Times India reports on a court-martial.

A court-martial has adjudged a "five-year jail term for a soldier who was found guilty of sexual assault against the 11-year-old daughter of a colleague." Curiously, imprisonment is to be under "rigorous" conditions.

In the U.S. we used to have "confinement at hard labor." Euphemistically referred to as breaking rocks for a living. There is also a punishment called "hard labor without confinement," addressed here.

A short piece on the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, KS. Also, a bit dated, but some data.

A copy of General Order # 56 (1914)--from the Crowder era, is here, which discusses an experiment at the USDB. 

Our friend and colleague Navdeep Singh sent us this piece from the Hindustan Times to help explain the "conditions."

BLB, there seems little difference btween the U.S. and Indian confinement regimens.

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