cruel and unusual punishment

The latest case comes from California, where 743 people wait on death row.
Indeed, Brooker likely would be a free man today, and there would be no debate over the cruelty of his incarceration for
The electric chair has already been declared cruel and unusual punishment by two death penalty states.
Under the Constitution, those sentenced as minors to mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parole may get a new day in court.
Kansas hasn't executed anyone in 50 years. Will it start now?
A 2016 execution date for a murder that happened in 1979. I mean, what's the point? None of the reasons we punish hold true here.
State officials in New York are reforming their policy of keeping people convicted of non-violent offenses in solitary confinement. Some hail the decision; others, including corrections officers, object, saying that solitary confinement is necessary to maintain control, and they say that keeping an individual in solitary confinement is not inhumane.
The Supreme Court may punt on the issue of life imprisonment for minors.
Oklahoma's disastrous lethal-injection protocol shows he was right about the death penalty all along.
Three different state trials resulted in the same unfair outcomes: death for those that did not physically participate in the killings, and life for those who did. Looking at each of these cases is like having a really bad case of triple déjà vu.
Don't get me wrong: The most immoral prisoner has earned his government-sponsored home. Quite thoroughly. But by treating him in an inhumane manner that extends beyond confinement, we too become all too human. We too commit a moral wrong.