THE Eighth amendment

BY: MyRanda Lacey-King

As written in constitution

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


Leavitt, Amie Jane. Bill of Rights in Translation : What It Really Means. Mankato: Capstone, 2009. ebook.


Extra bail or fines should not be required and cruel and/or unusual punishment should not be imposed.

People vs. Cabellero

On August 16, 2012, the California Supreme Court held that a sentence of 110 years to life was the same as life without parole. As a result, to sentence a juvenile to that sentence for a nonhomicide offense is unconstitutional under the US Supreme Court case.


"Recent Court Cases on Extreme Sentences for Youth." Fair Sentencing for Youth RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2015.
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The founding fathers witnessed,friends,and patriots being captured and tortured without bail.They wanted to protect american citizens from unreasonable and cruel punishment.