Pro 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. I am personally against prison sentences and hold to biblical principles for criminal punishment. All prisons do is house those who do criminal acts at the tax payers expense and those who end up there have about a 60 to 80 percent recidivism rate. They seldom rehabilitate and with the high returns it is clear they are not sufficient punishment. The bible calls for the rod, repayment, or the death penalty depending on the crime. I am in full support for such instead of prison. I will not post any links to caning practices (using the rod) but each can Google under "caning videos" and I suggest you do so before you respond. I see nothing wrong with this practice if carried out under a judicial system. What are your thoughts on this? Do you feel the rod is not Christian and why or is it of God and should be used? Again I suggest that you Google caning videos and see the results of using a rod.