View Full Version : US Constituntion: Our 8th Ammendment (links)~A MUST READ!!

05-17-2005, 07:58 AM
The Eigth Amendment:

Excessive Bail:

Excessive Fines:

Cruel and Unusual Punishment (pt 1):

Style of Interpretation:

Cruel and Unusual Punishments (pt 2):

Capital Punishment:


Prisons and Punishment:

Limitation of Clause to Criminal Punishment:

**This means that after a criminal defendant is convicted and sentenced, the Constitution still acts to guarantee his or her fundamental rights concerning conditions of confinement and treatment by corrections personnel.
Inmates' Eighth Amendment challenges to punishment and confinement conditions are typically brought in connection with federal civil rights laws, including 42 U.S.C. section 1983, and the Prison Litigation Reform Act.

05-17-2005, 05:06 PM
I just wanted to say thanks for putting these together for us.

You've been busy!!

Thanks!! :) :)


05-17-2005, 09:55 PM
Thank you :)
It was some long, hard work, but well worth it!!

05-19-2005, 04:40 PM
I wonder, has anyone ever approached the ACLU with these cronic problems? Maybe they would do a class action suit?

05-19-2005, 07:14 PM
Yep...the ACLU has addressed some of these issues...I dont think the ACLU will do CALS though. I dont know much more than that.
Thanks for getting this together for us!! Wow!