The Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution deals with bails, fines and punishments imposed by U.S. courts. U.S. citizens have protection from excessive bail, which wrongly imprisons poorer people before trial... More »

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The Eighth Amendment states that the United States government cannot create "cruel or unusual punishments," such as torture and cannot implement excessive fines. The Eighth Amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791. More »

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The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the use of cruel or unusual punishment or excessive fines or bail during criminal proceedings. Examples include executions that cause unnecessary pain to the convic... More »

The Eighth Amendment states that the United States government cannot create "cruel or unusual punishments," such as torture and cannot implement excessive fines. The Eighth Amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791. More »

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The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the use of cruel or unusual punishment or excessive fines or bail during criminal proceedings. Examples include executions that cause unnecessary pain to the convic... More »

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution outlaws cruel and unusual punishment. This amendment is part of the Bill of Rights added to the Constitution at the instigation of moderate Anti-Federalists. More »

The 8th Amendment is utilized to make sure that the punishments and fines meted out for crimes are fair in correlation with the crime committed and are not considered cruel, unusual or exorbitant in nature, according to ... More »