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    excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." This amendment is saying that the government should not impose harsh or unusual punishments to the defendant. Yet, we are killing the criminals in the worsts ways. Yes, they obviously should have to pay for the crime they did but they should not have to die. They should just be put in prison for life without parole or any release. So why is the death penalty not considered a cruel and unusual punishment? Most people say "do the crime

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    The Eighth Amendment and what does it stand for? The suffering, pain, or humiliation, of a person is considered cruel and unusual punishments and is not acceptable by the Eighth Amendment which states the prohibiting the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, or cruel and unusual punishments. With this amendment you have the rights of; protection from physical brutality, rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment, your rights to decent conditions in prison, also your rights

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    the Farm amounts to cruel and unusual punishment as prohibited by the eighth amendment. They were also denied adequate medical attention, and that penitentiary authorities have failed to take adequate steps to protect inmates from assaults by other inmates. They also say that the Farm is depriving them of their fourteenth amendment rights. The court defines cruel and unusual punishment as such: a flexible and expanding one, and that punishment or system of punishment is unconstitutional if it offends

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    The cruel and unusual punishment provision is that the law must treat all criminals with dignity even the most despicable ones. Any sentence that is taking lives instead of rehabilitating is "cruel" and "unusual" and infringes the decency of society. The corrections system helps rehabilitate inmates through individual or group counseling about the cause of incarceration. They train them with suitable skills programs, such as how to prepare a job application and to interviews, and the importance of

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    Capital punishment is defined as the legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime. There are many arguments that are for and against the death penalty. Majority of these arguments contain broad categories ranging from morality to attorney quality. Although most would support that capital punishment is the closest penalty for murder it is still used unequally across the prison populations. Capital punishment is a practice that the judicial system should abolish for the future

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    Cruel & Unusual Punishment & The death Penalty I think that the Death penalty would be justifiable if it fit the crime, depending on the type/types of crimes committed, how severe it was, and the history of the offender. I don’t necessarily think it’s cruel and unusual punishment if there is no suffering or pain involved. According to the text (“Conditions must not involve the wanton and unnecessary infliction of pain; nor may they be grossly disproportionate to the severity of the crime warranting

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    Cruel and Unusual Punishment, according to merriam-webster.com, is a punishment that is very harsh and too severe for the crime. The Eighth Amendment prohibits the federal government from imposing or inflicting cruel and unusual punishment, stating that "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted." This meaning, the punishment should not be too severe. There are nineteen states without the death penalty, while thirty-one that still

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    Nonetheless, despite the opposing arguments mentioned earlier, they still fail to understand that life sentences for juvenile murderers are still a “cruel and unusual punishment”, as stated in the U.S. Constitution. As for the phrase, “once a criminal, always a criminal”, and whether it holds true or not for juvenile criminals, it is obvious that, in reality, it only holds true because of the living conditions for them. Perhaps the main reason for the probation violation Jose committed after being

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    and unusual punishments inflicted.” Specifically, the idea of cruel and unusual punishment has been a topic of dispute since its inception. Although the United States practiced execution as a punishment beforehand, “the Supreme Court did not address the death penalty issue until 1972.” It is often debated how we are to define cruel and unusual because of the vague nature of the terms. Because it is thought that the terms were kept vague in order to keep up with new forms of cruel and unusual punishment

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    Cruel and Unusual Punishment If you had the choice would you rather die from being crushed by an elephant or by what the persians called “Scaphism”? You could have rats dig through your flesh into your chest or be boiled alive (Eldridge 2017). It all sounds pretty tempting am I right? The eighth amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the federal government from imposing cruel and unusual punishment for federal crimes. What is cruel and unusual punishment? What are the differences between old

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