1900– The Punishment Room (Part 1): This story takes us on another visit to a turn of the century juvenile House Of Correction. As part of the system the young inmates are given a quota of labour to perform; if they failed to do this they are then given a warning. After that more severe measures can be taken often culminating in an internal sentence of corporal punishment.
One such inmate Jackson (Johnny Jenkins) had pushed the boundaries too far and is ordered by the governor to report to the warder in charge (Dexter) Always prepared to administer discipline he orders Jackson to quickly strip and prepare to receive a stinging bare bottom spanking.
This humiliating act for an older lad is to be followed by a dose of the heavy House Of Correction strap. Mounted on a sturdy wooden handle the thick leather business end of this instrument can really scold a wayward boy’s bare bottom.
As Jackson’s strapping comes to an end in another part of the building the Governor has caught his son Jack (Nicholas Salter) misbehaving and takes him by his ear to the very room the older lads are punished in. He has been getting far too above himself just lately and is now told in no uncertain terms to unbutton his breeches.
He too goes over the knee for a good spanking but half way through the Governor spies a much better way to scorch the lad’s bare bottom…..
He grabs hold of a nearby short carpet beater and begins to use it to good effect on the boy’s bare backside. Young Jack howls as the tightly woven rattan collides with his burning bottom.
This is by no means the end though as Jack, now bending over the Windsor kitchen chair, is about to find out.
The thwipp and swish of a freshly cut switch is about to bite in to the tender cheeks of this naughty boy.
Clutching his red raw bottom Jack soon realises it’s probably best not to be dragged in future to The Punishment Room!