Constitution of the United States - 8th Amendment


Main Document: Constitution of the United States
Date: December 15, 1791
Topics: Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The 8th Amendment protects against the imposition of cruel and unusual punishment on a convicted criminal.

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Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

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