Prison is broken: could flogging fix it?

There are too many statements with no evidential backing to make any compelling case, but the argument is still intriguing one, and the idea of restitution-based punishment (in the comments) is also interesting.

The Philosopher's Beard: Why prison doesn't work and what to do about it

Prison time is a very severe punishment. JS Mill likened it to being consigned to a living tomb.* Any society that employs it should do so with care and restraint. Yet we do not. Partly because we thi…