By Michel Foucault
During this impressive paintings, the main influential thinker seeing that Sartre means that such vaunted reforms because the abolition of torture and the emergence of the trendy detention center have basically shifted the focal point of punishment from the prisoner's physique to his soul.
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The term 'penal torture' does not cover any corporal punishment: i t is a differentiated production of pain, an organized ritual for the marking of victims and the expression of the power that punishes; not the expression of a legal system driven to exasperation and, 34 The spectacle of the scafl'old forgetng its principles, losing all resuaint. In the 'excesses' of torture, a whole economy of power is invested. The tortured body is first inscribed in the legal ceremonial that must produce, open for all to se, the truth of the crime.
To be accompanied by additional, circumstantial evidence; for it is a well known fact that the accused sometimes declare themselves to be guilty of crimes that they have not committed; the examining magis trate had therefore to carry out additional investigations if he posses no more than the confession of the accused. But, on the other hand, the confession had priorhy over any other kind of evidence. To a certain extent, it transcended all other evidence; an element in the calculation of the truth, it was also the act by which the accused accepted the charge and recognized its truth; it trans..
The day will come when the singularity of this judicial truth will appear scandalous: as if the law did not have to obey the rules of common truth. 'What would be said of a semi proof in the sciences capable of demonstra tion? ' (Seigneux de Correvon, 63). But it should not be forgotten that these formal constraints on legal proof were a mode of regula tion internal to absolute power and exclusive of knowledge. Written, secret, subjected, in order to construct its proofs, to rigorous rules, the penal investigation was a machine that might produce the truth in the absence of the accused.