Flogging ‘better than Dodds’


A FORMER minister of justice would rather flog offenders than send them to reform school.

Queen’s Counsel Keith Simmons, a former minister of justice and magistrate, stressed that as far as he was concerned there was “nothing wrong with flogging”, and spoke out against plans to discontinue the practice.

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite recently revealed that he was moving to have Parliament outlaw the use of corporal punishment in reform institutions.

“It would be idiotic to abolish flogging,” Simmons, who served as a magistrate for eight years, told the DAILY NATION yesterday. He was responding to questions about ways to tackle deviant behavior among young men.

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