Cruel and unusual punishment Cruel and unusual punishment is a phrase describing punishment that is considered unacceptable due to the suffering, pain, or humiliation it inflicts on the person subjected to it. There are generally tests that can serve as a guide to what cruel and unusual punishment is according to various legal textbooks in accordance with the law. The Meaning of Cruel and Unusual Punishment Nolo The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the infliction of cruel and unusual punishments Virtually every state constitution also has its own prohibition against such penalties. In a nutshell, the cruel and unusual punishment clause measures a particular punishment against society s prohibition against inhuman treatment. Cruel And Unusual Punishment Definition of Cruel And punishment that is offensive to the contemporary morality or jurisprudence as by being degrading, inflicting unnecessary and intentional pain, or being disproportionate to the offense nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted U.S Constitution amend. The Stone Quarry The Stone Quarry formerly Cruel and Unusual Films, Inc , is an American film production company that was established in by filmmaker Zack Snyder, his wife Deborah Snyder, and their producing partner Wesley Coller. Cruel and Unusual Punishment Confining Juveniles with Cruel and Unusual Punishment Confining Juveniles with Adults After Graham and Miller Andrea Wood Articles Editor, Emory Law Journal J.D Emory University School of Law B.A Davidson College .I thank Professor Barbara Woodhouse for her feedback, encouragement, and kind words throughout the process of drafting and writing this Comment. Mythbusting Ancient Rome cruel and unusual punishment From being thrown off a cliff to being sewn into a sack with animals, ancient Rome is notorious for its cruel and unusual punishments But we must be careful what we take as historical fact. Cruel and Unusual Death TV Tropes The Cruel and Unusual Death trope as used in popular culture Some people die of old age, or gradually succumb to one of a number of illnesses When death Family says execution violated inmate s th amendment The family of a man executed using an untested lethal injection cocktail will file suit alleging that his constitutional rights were violated. Amendment VIII The United States Constitution Amendment VIII Excessive Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishment Passed by Congress September , Ratified December , The first amendments form the Bill of Rights Human traffickers challenge of cruel and unusual Two men who pleaded guilty to trafficking teenagers in southwestern Ontario but say their four year prison sentences amount to cruel and unusual punishment will go before a judge today.