6:44 PM, May. 7, 2011
Written by Alison Bath
This is the first in a series of educational reports planned as part of The Times' yearlong examination of child abuse in Louisiana.
Bear in mind, this information is for Louisiana where spanking has not been elevated to near capital crime status. Of course, the first advice they give is the famous (and utterly useless) "Time Out". Many states have total bans on spanking. States at the other end of the spectrum (like Oregon, the Soviet Union of the West) doesn't like Time Outs or ANY punishment whatsoever.