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June 26th, 2012
11:36 AM ET

Tough Call! Do 'shaming' punishments undermine justice?

Reports of "shaming" punishments are increasing across the country, as reports of unconventional sentences like cutting off a child's ponytail, or forcing people to sleep in a doghouse instead of a jail continue to surface.

Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University, says "shaming" is a disturbing trend that undermines justice.

Soledad O'Brien and the Starting Point panelists weigh in on the practice in today's "Tough Call."

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