Three prisoners attempt to escape from Alcatraz prison, but are caught before they are able to escape from the notorious island prison and sentenced be punished.
The prison warden lines the prisoners up and tells them what their punishment is to be: “The governor has decided to make an example of you, for trying to escape from a prison that nobody can escape from, to deter others from making the same foolish mistake. Your punishment is to be three lashes of the whip each. As part of this punishment, each of you may choose to have on your back the covering of your choice”.
The most cruel of all the prison guards in Alcatraz, Rawlson, is given the task of administering the punishment.
Rawlson: “Baker, you will take your punishment first. What do you want on your back?”
Baker: “Oil sir”.
Rawlson: “OK, then. Slop it on. Good. Now to proceed with the punishment…”
Rawlson the prison guard lashes out fearsomly with the whip and at the same time calls out “ONE!”
Baker screams out in pain as the whip strikes across his back, “AAAAAAAAAARRRRGHHHHHH!”
Rawlson lets the whip fly again and calls out “TWO!”
Baker crise out, tears in his eyes, “Oh GOD! MERCY! MERCY!”
Rawlson lets the whip fly a third time and calls out “THREE!”
Baker again cries out “AAAAAAAAAARRRRGHHHHHH” and promptly faints and falls to the floor.
Prison guard Rawlson calls out to the next prisoner: “Right, your turn next Johnson, what do you want on your back?”
Johnson, who is a tough macho type of guy, replies defiantly: “Nothing sir, nothing at all”.
Prison guard Rawlson replies with “Have it your way…” and proceeds to administer the punishment.
He lets the whip lash out at Johnson, who grits his teeth and says “Didn’t feel it.”
Prison guard Rawlson lets the whip fly a second time, and Johnson responds with “Ha, ha, didn’t hurt!”
Prison guard Rawlson lashed out with the whip a third time, and as his punishment ended, Johnson responded with “No sweat”.
Prison guard Rawlson calls out to the last prisoner: “Right, your turn next Goldstein, what do you want on your back?”
Goldstein replies, “I’ll have Johnson!”
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