Among the few changes in the Criminal law of the country introduced by the new acts passed last session, was one for the restoration of flogging as a punishment for certain gross offences against the person. [...] As a resort to this punishment is in all cases left to the discretion of the Judge, it is never likely to become very common here, though it has proved by experience in England that flogging has had a most salutary effect in keeping in order a class of ruffians for whom the ordinary means of punishment had lost their terrors. [...]

Source: Unknown, "Flogging A Prisoner at Toronto Gaol," Canadian Illustrated News, January 21, 1871.

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