But we already covered that this doesn’t work.
In hindsight, sure. They thought they were being terrifically enlightened, at the time.
Measurably proportionate retribution, with a rehabilitative result!
(And a retaliatory satisfaction in punishment, though we’re not supposed to talk about that one.)
There’s that daily problem with picking up the soap, but YAY, three squares a day, free medical care, don’t have to worry about where you’re sleeping, free sex daily guaranteed (see above), what’s not to like about it??