A man violated a protection order by contacting his ex by sending 144 mean-spirited texts. After serving jail time, the judge placed him on two years probation, fining him $2,400, ordering 200 hours of community service, and then told him, without repeating words, to write 144 nice things about his ex-girlfriend! That's challenging even when you really like someone! But does he have to write it with feeling?
Probably the most effective punishment ever.