Archive for ‘Judicial Punishments’

November 30, 2013

Paula’s Trip to Asia Goes Wrong

A round-the-world trip comes unstuck.

By Pat Greenham

At the age of 26, Paula found herself unemployed for the first time since leaving school, and having recently broken up with her boyfriend she made a big decision. After school she had gone straight into work whilst all her friends either took a gap-year or went to university. Secretly she had envied those that had gone off round the world for a long trip and decided that with no job on the horizon and with money in the bank she would embark on a six month trip and see some of the world.

Her travel agency suggested she buy a ‘round the world’ ticket that could be changed as her trip progressed. A week or so later, all by herself, Paula left Heathrow for her first stop in Asia. Initially she was apprehensive, but quickly met other young female travellers and made friends. Her second stop was on a beautiful small island in Asia, and she found some basic but perfectly acceptable accommodation near a seaside resort and very near the beach. Again there were lots of young people and Paula quickly fell into a group of mainly girls. They would spend most of their time together and used to go down to the beach after dinner for a smoke and a few drinks.

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October 27, 2013

Eleanor’s Tough Justice

A woman breaks a traffic law and finds painful justice

By Frances Stephenson

Assistant Head Teacher Eleanor McKay falls foul of new and stringent Anti- Drink and Drive Laws

Eleanor had an hour to kill before her appointment. She was truly dreading the visit; she felt sick and her stomach was churning. Her appointment was at the Government Correction Centre where she would receive the second of two canings to which she had been sentenced.

The year was 2017 and a brave and far-sighted Government had introduced the ‘Short Sharp Shock’ legislation. The major component of this legislation was the re-introduction of corporal punishment. It was rightly felt that miscreants being so dealt with would take the strain away from the overcrowded Prison service. The scheme was to work in conjunction with the recently introduced National Identity Cards with every UK citizen being required to be included in this identity Databank.

October 7, 2013

To Get It Over With

An English girl in trouble abroad, but can her lawyer help? From the old website.

By Kenny Walters

Sian Gallagher sat down awkwardly on the small chair set in front of the plain wooden table. If they’d asked, she would have sat down voluntarily. Perhaps the two policewomen, both of Oriental appearance, didn’t speak English. More likely, they didn’t feel the need for pleasantries and decided a firm shove would do the job just as well. Having her wrists handcuffed behind her back, Sian continued to sit uncomfortably. At least the two policewomen stood back in deference to the small bald-headed man sitting on the opposite side of the table.

October 1, 2013

Yes Miss

A trip into the future finds a young official having to deal with a woman older than herself. By a new writer to us.

by Katie Hammond

It had been two months since I received that letter with ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ printed in bold back letters at the top of the envelope. It was in fact addressed to a Miss Stacey C Richardson, but in my haste and excitement I don’t remember checking that it was addressed to me. The brown envelope was opened and reduced to shreds in seconds.

‘Dear Stacey,’ (the letter started informally) ‘we are pleased to…’

I let out a scream of delight and felt a moment of utter elation that I had never experienced in my life before. Against massive odds and my own expectations I got the job.

September 19, 2013

An African Adventure

An adventurous trip to Africa goes wrong for one student.

By Joanna Jones

Linda Fellowes was in shock. The awful reality of what had hit her was just beginning to sink in. She was going to spend the next months in some fetid African womens’ gaol, all for some crime that she was entirely innocent of. She felt utterly alone; there seemed to be no-one around to help her.

She and her friend Natalie were both doing the same course at University in Sydney. They had decided to take the Australian summer vacation to do a trip around Africa, which her parents had not been too sure of, but she was old enough to make her own decisions and she was going with a friend.

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March 25, 2013

The Paddle Party

An out of control party lands some girls and their mothers in trouble.

By Rob Burton

“Sheriff Haskell, are you there?” Martha’s voice crackled over the radio.

“Sheriff!” She croaked out louder this time.

“Hey, Martha I heard you the first time, in fact half the town heard you!”

“Sorry about that. Deputy Bewley is asking for urgent assistance on Maine Drive.”

“Ten four. Tell him I’ll be there in three minutes.”

The Sheriff threw the mic onto the passenger seat and proceeded to turn the car around. He arrived in the three minutes. Not hard really as it only took three minutes to arrive anywhere in Laurel. Pulling up outside the property where the two other police vehicles were parked he made his way to the property.

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March 18, 2013

Ministry of Justice 2060

A Look at how the future might be

By Wendy A

It’s September 2060 and I recently started a new job that I thought may be of interest to some of you.

I was brought up in the 40’s and 50’s, a period of utter chaos which just deteriorated from about 2050. There were riots most weekends and even the few demonstrations that started peacefully descended into full blown riots before the police and military began to gain control. Even when the centre of the disturbance was encircled and the flames doused, the fire was reignited a short distance away.

Life was chaotic, there were regular power cuts, buses and trains ran infrequently, our school was closed more than it was open, in short anarchy reigned. The centres of towns and cities were transformed into no-go areas and few older people ever went out after dark.

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January 5, 2013

Aden 1940

A military punishment from World War Two, resembling rumoured events that have been circulating for many years.

By David Linnell

This story though fictitious is based on real events that apparently took place in Aden in 1940.

I was told this story by my aunt some years ago. She joined the WAAF in 1939 at the age of eighteen. After training she was posted to Aden which had become a Crown Colony in 1937, with the main Military presence being the RAF. She told me she was so ashamed of what had happened to her there that she had never told anyone about it, but felt that now someone ought to know.

December 16, 2012

A Look at the Future

How judicial punishments for minor offences might one day be handled

By Kenny Walters

“Lisa Wendover?” The smartly uniformed officer looked around the waiting area as he called the name, searching out the person he sought. A pretty girl with dark collar length hair put her hand up and he went over. “Lisa Wendover?”

“Yes.”

The girl was sitting next to an older woman, attractive, around forty years old and with similar dark hair. The uniformed officer looked at both as he hovered over them.

“Hello Lisa, I’m David Johnson. I’ll be looking after you today. Would you like to come with me, please?”

Lisa looked anxiously up at the officer. “Would it…, I mean, could my mother come too?”

December 9, 2012

More Judicial

Sophie trains as a Correction Officer, continuing the story

By Steven

It had been six months since Sophie had been given her caning at the correction centre. She had taken the advice of the officers and applied for a job at the centre. To her surprise she was offered the job immediately so now, to her clients (as she was encouraged to call them), she was now “Assistant Correction Officer Williams”. It was strange meeting Emma (Senior Correction Officer Rhodes) and Lucy (Assistant Correction Officer Todd) again but luckily they held no grudges. In fact they really took Sophie under their wing, in the first few weeks Sophie only observed the punishments, first via the CCTV link and then in person. Eventually she began to help Lucy prepare the chamber by cleaning the benches and checking the restraints and canes for damage. She then with the guidance of Emma and Lucy began reading the sentence, handcuffing, and then restraining the offenders.

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