'Look, I'll give you an example; just now as we speak, one of our new inmates has been standing in the corner of my office since the morning, after she got caught stealing an extra pancake from the kitchen during breakfast (editor's note: this interview was held at 4pm). And no, she was certainly not hungry. It was a simple act of truculence and rebelliousness, trying to show off as a 'tough girl' towards the other inmates. But of course, the surveillance cameras caught her, and she was ordered to appear in the Governor's office to see me, naked, for an hour-long corner time, and to receive 6 sets of 15 full-force strokes with the cane, every hour on the hour. I decided to use one of the heavier canes, even though her bottom is very small and she has never been spanked or caned before. Furthermore, she will spend some hours in the isolation cage on the prison yard next weekend, naked again, while the other inmates take part in a volleyball tournament right there. Err... why you do make a sad face now? You believe that this punishment is too harsh? Too severe? (editor's note: we were shocked at that moment). Well honestly, it also breaks my heart to see this little naked brat there in the corner, her bottom covered with weals, her big blue eyes begging me to stop the procedure. And it will become worse for her next weekend, when the other inmates are laughing at her bottom, which I expect to be black and blue until then. But listen: a stitch in time saves nine! And I can promise you, she will NEVER steal again! And in a few years, she will be one of those girls - socially fully reintegrated - who will send me a letter of appreciation every year for Christmas, to thank me that I have been strict with her.
Really, we have a very clear situation here. She knew about the house rules, and she knew about the consequences, if she breaks the rules. But obviously she decided to challenge me and asked me for the bum basting of her life. So there she is." [...] [ Thank you to the Governor for this interview. August 2018. ]