Although prison is supposed to be about rehabilitation, as the recent bipartisan senate bill on prison reform can attest to, prosecutors in Lawrence County Missouri have have decided that the will make it more about psychological torture.

In a recent sentencing of a deer poacher, the judge added a special extra requirement during his one-year stay in prison. The poacher, David Berry Jr., will have to "view the Walt Disney movie Bambi, with the first viewing being on or before December 23, 2018, and at least one such viewing each month thereafter." Bambi makes people feel guilty if they haven't even seen a deer in person, let alone killed them for their heads. 

Apparently, the whole Berry family was involved and have had their hunting licenses revoked. The hunting of the deer involved the illegal practice of "spotlighting," where hunters shine flashlights at the deer, which makes them pause for a moment (think "deer in headlights") and thus easier to shoot. According to one of the prosecutors, Don Trotter (considering his last name, the guy could be biased), "the deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste." Maybe the Bambi punishments isn't so over the top after all.